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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Prints

I finally have gotten a printer and paper that will produce beautiful prints.  I’m not going to do them ‘en masse’ but on a single request basis.  The best size I have found is on 13×19 inch paper with the image being 12 by 16 inches – and that will fit nicely into a 16×20 frame  with a standard size mat.  I’m doing these with a border so that the image itself won’t be partially cropped out by the mat, as below.  I’ve done a couple for some folks, and they have been very well received!  So, if you want one just contact me via the contact page.  Each one is $100 plus shipping (which in the US is about $5 to $15).  Below I posted (with a watermark that won’t be there, obviously) the trinity icon with the border so you an see how it would be printed.  I will work on adding some other pages with prior work I’ve done.trinity-print-watermark

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.