Podcast & video coming this weekend

Thank you for your patience dear Patrons - I no sooner decided to make a podcast than caught a throat and cold virus that is still lingering. I think I have found a way to record anyway, so God willing you will have an update this weekend. My goal is to share work at least twice a month and hopefully more. … [Read more...]

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 image that you can import into Procreate to use as a jumping board for your own work!I’m also hard at work editing the first two podcasts - one will be a short introduction to me and my work, the second is just for Patreons so be sure to subscribe in time!Goodies will be coming soon and thank … [Read more...]

Next Patreon “behind the scenes” icon?

Hello dear Patreons! I'm working on the first few podcasts to share with you and wanted to know which icon you would like me to share a "step by step" with you? Both of these will be available to the top tier of patrons, along with colour sample lists, line drawings and (where possible) videos.  If you'd like access to these be sure to sign up before March! … [Read more...]

What is Oil Gilding? A look at techniques & materials

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. Normally, as in the icon of St Andrew which is now in Christ Church Cathedral in Hartford, Connecticut (USA), the painted area is left ungilded for the gesso to shine through the layers of paint.   It's not a simple technique but (with careful application of layers of paint … [Read more...]