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elia
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Hello,Waysha!
First I want to thank you about the macedonian liturgy in the mp3 files-I was looking for it for some years.It's like angels singing!
Now about your icons-I think you have very nice icons,and you learn well.They are a bit too colorfull for me,some of them with too bright colours but I suppose that was how you wanted them to look like.

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Very nice and so tiny! Good work.

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Waysha
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This is my new icon.

On icon is depicted St. Vukasin of Klepci (more info about Vukashin http://orthodoxwiki.org/Vukasin_of_Klepci )

Egg tempera, 23k gold. Size 3.1 x 2.3 inches. Insription is in Serbian language.

1. image:
http://waysha.com/Sveti_Vukasin_iz_Klepaca.jpg

2. image:
http://www.waysha.com/Sveti_Vukasin_iz_Klepaca-2.jpg

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Waysha
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Please, tell me what do you think about my new icon of Christ Emmanouil? Icon is not finished yet. I will add inscription, Cross on halo and will change some details on face.

It is big 30 x 36 cm, acrylic on wood.

Full image:

http://img61.imageshack.us/img61/1414/emanuil1jw3.jpg

Face detail:

http://img473.imageshack.us/img473/9830/emanuildetaljhe2.jpg

What do you feel when looking at these images?

Thanks!

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Waysha
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I painted icon of St John Maximovich. It is big 30x40 cm, egg tempera. It is not finished yet (inscription). Hole on the bottom is space for relicts of this saint.

Click here to see it:
http://img392.imageshack.us/img392/2299/stjohnmno7.jpg

What do you think?

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Waysha
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Thanks to all for advices and critique.

Yes, this is famous Serbian medieval fresco "White Angel". It was painted in 13 century in monastery Mileseva( Милешева, Mee-leh-she-wah).

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Jill
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You are quite right, John, Waysha's work is modelled on the fresco at Decani Monastery, Serbia, which is part of an icon of the myrrh-bearing women approaching Christ's tomb. However, the angel in this fresco is not looking over his shoulder as does Prophet Elias, but has his eyes directed straight ahead to the viewer.
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Actually, this is based on an original. It is the famous "White Angel" from Decani (I think that is right) who greeted the women who were on the way to Christ's tomb (correct me if I am mistaken on this).
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I have an observation. The only primary icon subject i've ever seen looking over his/her shoulder is the Prophet Elijah/Elias looking over his shoulder at a raven. Every icon I've ever seen of an angel shows either a full frontal view or a thre-quarter profile view with the angel's head bowed in an attitude of prayer or worship.

Since I'm still learning iconography, I stick pretty close to tradition/convention and only deviate when I'm on firm theological/canonical grounds.

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Hello Waysha

For a beginner, you're doing quite well!

For what my opinion is worth, the upper half of the angel's nose looks a bit wide, and a little lumpy. A trick you could use to check for problems in proportion (either in drawings or in painted work) is to hold up the work to a mirror from time to time. You'll be amazed how easily errors show up.

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A bit better, not as subtle as I like but acrylics are a different process. Takes some getting used to blending and making transitions between values and colors. Keep working, you do a great job. I use snappy liner brushes and fequently use the undercolor to blend into the top color with small strokes. Sometimes I just use a wet brush to move the paint around a bit or thin it out in the edges. I keep my paint pretty thin like light cream. I don't generally add mediums to it.

By far though, I am not the best painter here. Nic has some experience in this arena also. He has the advantage of a nearby tutor who he can check with. I think that makes you grow in bounding leaps.

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Waysha
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Thank you very much, Tom.

I made some corrections. See it here:
http://www.geocities.com/vizantijske_ikone/PIC00008.jpg

Next one icon will be better. Acryl colours is new for me and I have to practice painting with it.

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I would use a good quality commercial wall paper adhesive. Make sure you apply it to the wall and not the back of the icon because the icon will curl. Smooth it out with a brush or plastic scraper, stay away from the gilding, and pay attention to those edges. Make sure the wall is clean and not greasy.

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Waysha
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You are right about face. I do not like it too.
It is too sharp. I will make some corrections.

I want to paint "wall icons" or canvas for wall apply, but first I have to practice. This canvas (my first) is gift for my sister. She will not apply it on a wall, but she will frame it.

What kind of glue is useful for canvas apply to a wall?

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I like the garments but not so much the highlights on the face. Just a personal preference. I don't use pure white on faces except for the final few strokes.

Are you painting on canvass to later apply to a wall?

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