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.
Here are a set of images from a couple years ago that are some details of the icon of Christ meeting some of his disciples by the sea from John Chapter 21. This is the scene where St. Peter, understanding that it Jesus, jumps into the water to hurry to shore to see him. The other disciples are in the boat pulling in the huge haul of fish. I apologize for the copyright on the image, but I have found work pirated all over, so it has to be done.
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.