Archive for November, 2009

More Drawing

November 26th, 2009 – by Jerry Holsopple (category: Icon Writing)

The board was approved so now I must finalize the drawing. I spent days studying the eyes, since the Greek and Russian styles of eyes are quite different. The hands also have longer thinner fingers to bring emphasis to where their gestures. Here is the second stage of my drawing. My almost finished drawing, with […]

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Beginning an Icon

November 26th, 2009 – by Jerry Holsopple (category: Icon Writing)

It takes time and patience to learn anything and that goes double for learning to paint an icon. I will use the term paint in my blog but the more correct word would be to write an icon. I started studying with Father Vladimir more than two months ago. I didn’t post anything because the […]

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Riga

November 6th, 2009 – by Jerry Holsopple (category: Photography)

Our ferry to Stockholm left from Riga. On the way back from Stockholm we stayed a few days in Riga. While there I introduced Mary to the marvels of Pelmeni along with taking in the sites. Click on the image to see Riga from the boat. The leaves were turning so the walk along the […]

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Stockholm by sea

November 4th, 2009 – by Jerry Holsopple (category: Photography)

Last week we journeyed to Stockholm by ferry from Riga. Seventeen hours each way on a large boat was great fun. It was dark for much of the way but I did shoot photographs on the exit and entry of each port. We explored Stockholm by boat and by foot. I continue to enjoy the […]

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Fall in Klaipeda

November 3rd, 2009 – by Jerry Holsopple (category: Lithuania, Photography)

The temperatures are dropping, the leaves are falling and the farmers are selling more and more potatoes as we prepare for winter. I spent a few hours walking around Klaipeda, since with the disappearance of green it may be time to put away the infrared filters until the green shoots of spring start to appear. […]

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Light a Candle

November 2nd, 2009 – by Jerry Holsopple (category: Lithuania, Photography)

Over the weekend many Lithuanians went to the cemeteries placing flowers and candles on the graves as part of the All Saints Day. If you forgot flowers or candles vendors set up at the entrances to supply your need. It really became beautiful as the sun began to set and all you could see were […]

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