Story time with Auntie Anna: Back in the day, which is always a Wednesday, before we began our Knowne World Tour, it was arranged for Jeff to get his Silver Crescent at the same event as his Maunche because he was leaving Portsmouth for San Diego. Because of this, scroll requests got backed up. I … Continue reading Better late than never – St. Nicholas of Myra Icon
Yay, after building this as a draft for weeks, it's finally done! If I would have made this out of leather, it would have been done months ago. This became an issue of scope creep, that is, the project just kept growing more and more out of my hands. At first, Jeff was going to … Continue reading The long awaited completion of the Alligator Coronet
Continuing on my "I have all these ridiculous topics I've written about" side quest, additional digging into the bowels of my external hard drive has produced this gem. Note that this one delves into the more complex nature of religion during the Byzantine period, but does little to define them for folks that are unsure … Continue reading Byzantium and conspiracy theories: because Prokopios – another short essay.
So, I don't have a ton of pictures of this, mostly just the end result. The total was 3 floats of highlights, then the embellishments, inscription, shell gold, and border. Total amount of time on this one board: 15 hours. A "light" amount of work. @_@ Use of a pattern doesn't necessarily mean a copy, … Continue reading Icon-a-long with Anna 6: Completion
There's not going to be many pictures from here on out, because I need to concentrate. So I probably won't make another post until I do the finishing touches in a couple of days. Anyways, the next step is layers of highlights and lowlights. This could be as few as two, or many, many more. … Continue reading Icon-a-long with Anna 5: Highlighting
Egg Tempera is a great medium, but it takes some getting used to. As far as iconography has gone, I have never used a ready-made paint. I have always used dry pigments mixed with egg binder, even in my not-so-great early pieces. I've since learned the quirks of it, but I still have a bit … Continue reading Icon-a-long with Anna 4: Egg Tempera and Painting
So. Part of blogging a process as you go along means it's harder to hide mistakes. Mistakes are a natural process of life, and as such, I hate them. But, as part of a learning process, I'm not sugar coating this post. I made some booboos, and learned that Florida humidity is unkind to the … Continue reading Icon-a-long with Anna 3: Gilding