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Icons & Orthodox Life Podcast

Introducing Katherine – iconographer, mother, Christian Having recorded my podcast, I’m really happy to share the first episode. This is such a new experiment – I am hoping to have monthly episodes, combining answers to questions from Patreons, as well as talking about Orthodox life in western Europe, iconography and techniques, as well as …

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March – podcasts, pictures & more!

Dear Patreons- I am really excited to share a sneak peek of the digital icon I’m working on. God willing St Xenia of Rome will be finished today. Patreon subscribers will get a behind the scenes deep dive into the process, from first sketch to finishing details, a line drawing and a digital sample palette …

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Oil Gilding: Techniques, Materials & Tips

Icons are often – but not always – gilded, that is finished with gold leaf. Some indeed are completely covered in gold leaf and then painted over – years ago I tried this technique in the mandorla around Christ in the icon of the Transfiguration which is now in the parish of the Archangel Gabriel in Glasgow. …

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Saint Andrew – Little & Large: Personal and Church Commissions

Baptismal Icons These three small (10x15cm) icons were for a family having their children all baptised together. The oil gilding makes them more robust for small hands and the intimate size means that the children will, we pray, feel more connected to their own saint’s icon. The plan is to make one more for their …

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