Here is the Icon I have been working on for the past six weeks for our Byzantine church in Washington. I feel relieved it is done. I will not know what to do with my time now that I will not be using every spare moment to work on it. I suppose I will read more and blog.
I hardly had enough time to complete this work. I could have used another 20 hours to work on it. All I can see are the mistakes. However, I think I achieved what the Icon intends to convey. Further, I prayed my prayers and then dipped the paintbrush into the paint. I know this is the work of God.
It is 24 X 39 inches, which is quite a large icon. While I copied an existing Icon, I constructed the image myself instead of tracing…And now onto the rest of Creation.
P.S. My sweet Icon protégé, Alex, kept asking if he could help. He really wanted to help badly. However, I explained to him that this is a grown-up Icon. He kept asking until it was almost finished and then he said, “Oh, I do not want to work on this one. I know it’s a grown up Icon now.”