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, 20th century martyr, St. Maria of Paris
Virgin of the Sign, based on 12th century icon
Virgin of the Sign, with full gold background. (This one is a gift for my translator of the last year.)
The Ascension, based on a 12th century Syrian icon.
Archangel Michael, based on an icon by Rublev.