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An Iconographer’s Studio

 All my life I have waited to be an artist.  That is, a practicing artist.  Quietly, while I was busy with the stuff of life I studied, went to museums, read books…ripened…so to speak. Fortunately for me I did not … 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 process … Continue reading

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The Smallest Things Make the Biggest Differences; Quantum Physics and Iconography

there are many commonalities between quantum physics and the tiny amounts of pigment and brush strokes that can ruin an icon 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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Medium as Message

  Often as I work, in fact, always, at some point I feel I have ruined an icon with some over painting or other. Particularly on skin, a float usually will help to blend out imperfections, the idea being that … Continue reading

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Beginning…and Learning byzantine iconography

On my first icons, I was very disappointed when my icons did not remotely look like the model the instructor had pictured at the front of the class. Slowly, I began to realize that the drawing the students had been … Continue reading

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