I’ve been working on this for several months, and I think it’s done now. It’s based upon an image of a painting done by Georg Cornicelius in 1888. Apparently the original was lost and another version turned up, without the original components, and many folks like the later version more. Here’s the version that I created using some iconographic elements, and under that are the versions by Cornicelius.
Georg Cornicelius 1825-1898 Germany. Image of the Temptation of Christ. Satan offered to make him ruler of the kingdoms of the world if Christ would worship him.
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.
I started this actually months ago – finally finished as well. Egg tempera, gold, and oil on panel. 17 by 14 inches.
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.
I’m finally getting around to posting how this was finished. Final size is 6 feet by 10 feet, oil on Canvas. If you’re not familiar with traditional iconography, the lettering in the halo represents the Greek phrase, “I who Am” – referring to the divinity of Christ.
You can get a print on paper or wood here: Fine Art America
Sorry I haven’t posted anything for a while – been super busy at work. But I did want to post an image of something I’ve started working on that’s more in a 17th Century sort of style.
I’ve done the base shading, and now I’m starting to lay in the gold line, which will take awhile. I’m not going to start on the faces, hands and feet till the rest is done, since I’m doing this part in egg tempera, but I’m going to change over to oils for the skin.