Monday, July 30, 2012

The Trinity Icon, by Andrei Rublev

Based on The Trinity Icon by Andrei Rublev circa 1410
This is the Icon of the Trinity by Andrei Rublev. I have almost completed writing this Icon.

It has been a wonderful journey, I started 6 years ago - not  a wise choice as it was the third Icon I commenced to write.  The journey has been pains taking each step of the way.

Trying to capture what Rublev was conveying has meant a lot of research, soul search, looking at other works of the same image and deciding what to keep and what to discard.

A query I had - was do I guild the sky or leave it ungilded. I was delighted to find that when the sky was gilded the figures became more prominent. This surprised and fascinated me as I thought the gold would be over whelming, but as you can see it 'makes sense' of the composition.

There are so many symbols in the icon.
I hope it will bless you as much as it has me.

Monday, July 2, 2012

Mother of Tenderness Icon

This is the Icon I have been working on recently - Mother of  Tenderness.
She is from the book - A Brush with God - an Icon Workbook by Peter Pearson.
I has been a joy and blessing to follow the instructions in this little book and write such a beautiful Icon of the Blessed Mother.