Sunday, 29 March 2015

Icon Workshop

Just over a week ago I spent a precious three days in the icon studio and was blessed in so many ways:

 Peter helping Brenda with her icon.


 Sr Mary Stella working on her icon in the far corner.


 Peter demonstrating how to work with gold leaf on Jan's icon.


 My St Michael almost finished.  I have to paint in his staff and add more definition to his hair. 

 I am very pleased with him and my progress as he is only the second icon I have completed.  Since I was unable to attend the first two days of the course, I did not guild the background or the halo of my image, instead I used another perfectly acceptable method of floating the paint on to the board, thus adding depth and definition.

5 comments:

  1. San,

    I love icons and we have a few icon prints hanging on our walls. Yours will look spectacular on your own wall. What a wonderful treasure you've created!

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    1. Thanks Sue! Hope you enjoyed your Beatrix Potter rabbit trail :-) x

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  2. It's just beautiful, San. I love all your icon photos . . of the icons, of the studio, of everyone working . . it's so energetically peaceful and inspiring. And your St. Michael is exquisite. Did you do the lettering also?

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  3. I traced the lettering, I would not have felt confident at this stage on free hand x

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    1. it came out really nice! i'm always struggling with my handwriting. i'd like it to look a lot neater and be more legible. i've actually been trying to do that but i don't sit down to do it as often as i should. i try to work when chanda does her independent studies.

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