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St John the Silent

St John presses on his lip in act of silencing himself. I might practice a bit more meditation and prayer  with this image. The image of St John depicts a visual state of consciousness or a snapshot of a mystical … Continue reading

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Painting with Earth Pigments

Hexaemeron, means the period of six days in which God created the world. Icon workshops are usually five days long, painting mornings for 3 hours and the same in the afternoon; the 6th day is rest and refection, everyone takes … Continue reading

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Sacred Iconography

Windows into Stillness March 28 to April 1, 2017 Painting icons in Lewes Delaware with Grains of Sand Most of have asked at least once, why are we here? What is the point? take time for  yourself to ask and … Continue reading

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St Thomas Episcopal Church

A Portion of an article written in 2015 BY  ROBERT WEISFELD For the Washington County News  THE ICON COLLECTION ABINGDON, Va. – Abingdon’s St. Thomas Episcopal Church has now completed its collection of 22 religious icons depicting the life of … Continue reading

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Icon Painting with Joy

Amazing what can happen when you ask God for help. I was grumbling and procrastinating about whether I could or should continue with icons and Iconography in general. I feel I am Too rebellious, always bending a beautiful tradition Too … Continue reading

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Why do Saints Never Smile?

Over Four hundred time the word “joy” appears in the Bible, most of them referring to what awaits those who seek the presence of God. So why do icons never smile at us – portraits of Saints who have achieved … Continue reading

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Byzantine Icons

It is not easy to be driven by something you cannot see, to be completely aware of a desire you’re afraid to act on, as well as ignore. I was in the third week painting an icon of Moses. God … Continue reading

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