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Egg Tempera Technique

If there is NO GOD then I have had a great time living the illusion that there is one and If there IS a GOD, it will confirm a life illuminated by something greater than I can imagine. Mind and … 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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10 great reasons to take an Icon Workshop

At the Monastery of the Soledad   Sunday, May 15, 5:00 pm – Friday, May 20, 2:00 pm   1. More beauty in the world benefits everyone. Think of how wonderful it feels to see some accomplished piece of work, … Continue reading

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Contemplate the Stations of the Cross

  “Jesus Suffered and Died for ME”.  Have you ever thought it a little narcissistic thinking He died for Me and end the meditation there? The whole idea someone would die for you is out of style these days, we … Continue reading

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Icon Painting

There is great satisfaction when an artist’s work gets seen by the public. It is the kind of satisfaction in having done your best, with no worry for what others may think. It’s that subtle feeling of contentment, like you’ve … Continue reading

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God is not “A” being but Being

Thomas Aquinas  said Deus est ens, ‘God is being itself’. The Dominicans say everything participates in being because God IS being. We all participate in the same being. God is one (Deuteronomy 6:4), and thus reality is one (Ephesians 4:3-5) … Continue reading

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Painting Byzantine Icons Today

Byzantine Icons   are experiencing a great revival in this century, combining efforts both from the East and West, inclusive of new spirituality and contemporary examinations of some classics from the past.  Painting Byzantine Icons for Today will hopefully shed new light on … Continue reading

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