Recently completed for a local parish, this Annunciation piece is not in a traditional iconographic style, but is actually a combination of several. There are elements from icons, as in some of the white robes, some Gothic elements, in the background at the top, and even some pre-Raphaelite influences with the decorative nature of the cloth, carpet, and the style of the faces. I was not sure if this was going to work, but the feedback I have gotten so far is positive.
Category Archives: Mary
I’ve started making smaller studies as not everyone wants something 5 feet tall – here is one in progress based on the Madonna done for the Berryville Trappist Monastery.
18 by 24 inches, egg tempera, gold, oils.
Madonna and Child Panel
I’m finished with this as well – here is the top part. This is based on a Medieval Italian icon – it’s egg tempera, oil, 24K gold.
It’s pretty close to done now. I switched over to oils a bit ago.
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.
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.