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Getting Icons Ready for Showing

Sigh….One might think that after putting in hundreds of hours on a 16 by 24 icon board that, at last! one were finished, but alas, one would be wrong.  I learned this the hard way this past week when I … Continue reading

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Drawing (and painting!) on the Right Side of the Brain

Years ago there was a book published called “Drawing on the Right Side of the Brain”.  It posited, no–reported that persons with no artistic bent could replicate an image were they to copy it while viewing it upside down. This … Continue reading

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Ancient Greek Images in Byzantine Art…video

for those who presume to think that any generation has any unique contribution to the history of mankind… Відео запис. Source: Античність очима візантійців: міфічні та історичні постаті й події Стародавньої Греції на мініатюрах візантійських рукописів (відео)

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For Those of You Entering the Profession With a Lofty Spirit…

  I am about to share with you some of the advice of my new favorite author from the 15th century, Cennino d’Andrea Cennini.  For those of us who think ourselves so modern we will find that not much has … Continue reading

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Whatever you dream you can do, or think you can do — begin it…

    “Whatever you dream you can do, or think you can do — begin it, for boldness has genius and power and magic within it.” These words were spoken by Goethe centuries ago, but many wise people have lived by … Continue reading

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Not all those that wander are lost

  I wander though books. I wander through Google. Mostly I wander through Pinterest. Each morning I spend an hour or two or sometimes three (!) traveling through space and time looking at icons, artist’s icon portfolios, folders of ornaments, … Continue reading

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Sigh…Not a Social Butterfly

Well, I’ve been dragged kicking and screaming into the 21st century social scene by the need to share my icons of all things. No I am not looking for friends. I am not interested in the minutiae of anyone’s existence … Continue reading

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Everything teaches you

   “Rabbi” by Olga Dytyniak This blog begins a new venture in sharing my world of painting. I have always been a very private person and so it feels extremely odd to be sending these words into the ether and … Continue reading

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