New Annunciation Icon

Here’s a step 1 image of this icon – it’s rather large – 2 by 3 feet – and it’s based upon a hanging I did awhile back for Incarnation Parish in Charlottesville.  I’ll post images in progress.  I haven’t decided what I’ll do with it, so if you are interested, contact me.

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Virgin and Child Icon

I’ve been working on this for a few months, and now it’s done.  I’m posting just four images, but there are actually many steps in-between each step that I have here.  This is my variation of the traditional Eleusa icon (Virgin of Tenderness) – in this version the infant Christ is also looking at the viewer.  I’ve also used a combination of egg tempera and oils, because I find I can get very rich colors that way, but I also like the texture of the egg tempera in the base.