Archive for December, 2009

The Carvers: Angels and Crosses

December 25th, 2009 – by Jerry Holsopple (category: Lithuania)

Several weeks ago I met a local carver who does wonderful angels. I figured I would share them with you for Christmas. Ruta Kavaliauskiene is a skilled carver with an eye for detail. I will share photos of some work from her home. Click on the image to see more. Jonas Ramunas Laukaitis a Lithuanian […]

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Paint and gold

December 20th, 2009 – by Jerry Holsopple (category: Icon Writing)

Over the last few weeks I have painted the base colors on icon and prepared the chalk for gold with shellac. The icon is ready for gold. I added the gold and started trying to shade in the image. This is really much more complicated than it might seem since there is a particular style […]

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Night Lights

December 20th, 2009 – by Jerry Holsopple (category: Lithuania, Photography)

Klaipeda is cold, with a covering of snow, and we are near to the shortest day. That is another way of saying that it gets dark early. I went for a walk to photograph the lights in old town, and it was fully dark before 5. I tried to mix the lights with the traffic, […]

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