Category Archives: iconography

Icon Painting Workshops, Ossining, NY or Lewis, Delaware

Modern Iconography  We will return to April 10 to 15 2016   Mariandale Retreat Center, Ossining, NY I like to think the course is a meditation as well as an icon painting class. Monastic life holds the value of silence … Continue reading

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PENTECOST, why so few women in Byzantine icons?

Pentecost icons are about the descent of Holy Spirit,   The institution of Divine Spirit coming to all of humanity, acting through the Church, to sanctify the world. I want to use the Pentecost icon to illustrate a new approach … Continue reading

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Why Catholic?

Here’s the thing. I cannot explain to myself, today, why it still fascinates me to be part of such a long and tangled tradition. I know the institution is imperfect but the story is still diamonds which flash in the … Continue reading

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About Mary Jane Miller

Let me reverse the question, how can the work transform me into an idea. Iconographers are always trying to paint what we cannot see. Iconographers live in a twisted dimension: Continue reading

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A Connection through Time and Place

the practice of egg tempera icon painting moves us beyond the act of painting, eventually revealing our understanding and limits of self. Continue reading

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Egg Tempera Technique

Egg Tempera   I have recently been working on a series called, “Stone Images”.   It began as one painting and expanded into this small series, thinking i could utilize only black and white egg tempera paint. Never been disciplined … Continue reading

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Why It is Perplexing to seek the Truth

Dogma is fine except when there is no more room for flexibility or creative new perspectives. Anyone who has spent time in meditation and prayer will no doubt find Life to be a Dilemma. Continue reading

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