Archive for April, 2010

Finishing Icons

April 25th, 2010 – by Jerry Holsopple (category: Icon Writing)

My time here, learning to paint (write) icons, is wrapping up. It has been an enriching time of conversation via a translator, of learning to draw and paint, of reading about the saints and spending time in prayerful preparation for the painting. Here are images of the finished icons. Maximilian, 4th century martyr Maria Skobtsova, […]

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Palanga

April 25th, 2010 – by Jerry Holsopple (category: Lithuania, Photography)

We spent our last Saturday walking at the beach and in the parks at Palanga. It is still fun to walk to the bus station, and take a ride to your planned destination. The green was pushing out so I shot a bunch of infrared images mostly near the sea. The last of this series […]

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Easter

April 7th, 2010 – by Jerry Holsopple (category: Lithuania, Photography)

My first Easter in Lithuania was eventful. I enjoyed the many designs on the eggs that are so different from what I grew up with. On Friday I went to the carrying of the cross from Christ the King, through old town to Mary Queen of Peace. The crowd was so large that buses couldn’t […]

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Many Faces in Icons

April 7th, 2010 – by Jerry Holsopple (category: Icon Writing)

I have been spending many hours painting icons over the last weeks. I have been working on an Ascension which has 18 faces. It sometimes seems overwhelming but the style is also more minimalist than some of the pieces I have been working on. I am fascinated how Mary here represents the whole church which […]

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