15.09.2018 - The process of writing of the Wedding Icons

Wedding Pair of Icons in the process of writing.

handwritten wedding icons

Icon of the Mother of God “Gorgoepikoos” (Gr. Παναγία Γοργοεπήκοος) and icon of the Jesus Christ Pantocrator in an Academic Style.

28.07.2018 - The Mother of God “Sweet Kissing”

The icon of the Mother of God “Glykophilousa” (also called “Sweet Kissing” or “Loving Kindness”) was written for custom order in June 2018.
We would like to share pictures of the process of the writing of the icon.

Icon of the Mother of God “Sweet Kissing”  

Size of the icon of the Mother Of God is 20×26 cm. Written on the wood board with a cut-back.

Background and frame are covered with a leaf gold.

Icon of the Mother of God “Sweet Kissing”

The main paint layer is applied to the white-black draft.

Then the artist writes the most important strokes of clothing.

Icon of the Mother of God “Loving Kindness”

On the next stage faces of the Virgin Mary and Christ Child are written.

Icon of the Mother of God “Sweet Kissing”

Final step is to cover the icon with a couple of layers of the protecting varnish.

10.02.2018 - Wedding Pair of Icons #3

Wedding Pair of Icons #3 in the process of writing.

Icon of the Mother of God “Glykophilousa” (“Sweet Kissing”) and icon of the Jesus Christ Pantocrator in a Greek Style.

“Glykophilousa” Icon of the Mother of God and icon of the Jesus Christ Pantocrator often called as a Wedding Pair of icons. This set of two icons used a symbol of blessing a new couple. Wedding icons could be presented by parents or be ordered by bride and groom.

Wedding icons set – an icon of the Mother of God and icon of the Jesus Christ – necessary attribute of the sacrament of a Church Wedding.

15.12.2017 - The Last Supper. The Icon For An Iconostasis.

The Last Supper handwritten icon. October 2017.

The icon “The Last Supper” was written for a custom order for an Orthodox Temple in Ukraine. This icon was made for an iconostasis.

This fact explains the size of the orthodox icon – 80×140 centimeters or 31×55 inches.

The Last Supper icon was written in a Byzantine technique. Background and halos were covered with a leaf gold (made in Italy).

We would like to show some pictures of the icon creation process. From the gilding till the installation on the iconostasis.

16.11.2017 - St. Pantaleon (Panteleimon) in the process of writing

Handwritten icon of the St. Pantaleon (Panteleimon).

Was written for a custom order for a one of orthodox temples in Ukraine. 

Храмовая икона Св. Пантелеимона Целителя

Size of the icon is 80х120 cm.

The halo is covered with a gold leaf.

рукописная икона Св. Пантелеимона Целителя

The process of creation the icon.

11.10.2017 - Wedding Pair of Icons #1

Wedding Pair of Icons #1 in the process of writing.

Венчальная пара икон

Icon of the Mother of God of Kazan and icon of the Jesus Christ Pantocrator in an academic style.

Kazan Icon of the Mother of God and icon of the Jesus Christ Pantocrator often called as a Wedding Pair of icons. This set of two icons used a symbol of blessing the new couple. Wedding icons could be presented by parents or be ordered by bride and groom.

Wedding icons set – an icon of the Mother of God and icon of the Jesus Christ – necessary attribute of the sacrament of a Church Wedding.

23.07.2017 - The patron Saint icon of the John the Apostle

The patron Saint icon of the John the Apostle was written for custom order in July, 2017.
We would like to share pictures of the process of the writing of this icon.

The artist made gilding of nimbuses using leaf gold. Background covered with a paint, the “ocher” shade.

04.06.2017 - “I am with you, and no one is on you” Leushinskaya icon of the Mother of God

“I am with you, and no one is on you” Leushinskaya icon of the Mother of God in Byzantine technique.

The size of the icon is 24х30 cm.

Background covered with gold leaf.

Written with egg tempera based on natural mineral pigments.

Аз есмь с вами, и никтоже на вы

The icon of the Mother of God “I am with you, and no one is on you” is not one of the well-known icons.

In some sources, Leushinskaya icon is called as the “Savior of Russia”.

The first image of the”I am with you, and no one is on you” Leushinskaya icon of the Mother of God was written in the Leushinsky Women’s Monastery near Saint-Petersburg by iconographers in 1860.

07.05.2017 - Как пишется семейная икона

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09.02.2017 - Венчальные иконы: Казанская Божья Матерь и Иисус Христос

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