Monday, July 15, 2013

New Videos Uploaded

Check out the new uploaded videos of our last 2 classes on the Video Bar on the top left. The first video is from 2012 of Archangel Michael icon workshop and the 2nd video is the Panagia of Tenderness or Sweet Kissing icon workshop from 2013 with Eleni. A special thank you to the students that made these visual notes.

Note: That if you are using the mobile app, the video bar only shows up under the regular web page. Scroll down and go to that link.

Happy icon writing!

Friday, June 21, 2013

Question on Icon Inscriptions and Translations

I am currently doing two icons of saints that have scrolls in their hands.  For one, all images I can find of him are in either Slavonic or Greek.  Another icon I'm painting also has a scroll but it is in French! Anyway, it's taken me awhile to find a person to translate the French (two people actually) and through a little back and forth, we came up to a translation that fits the saint.  For the other icon I searched the Prologue of Ochrid to read up on the Saint and found a quote that can be attributed to him.  Further internet googling gave me another quote similar to the one in the Prologue.  I don't know if it is "kosher" but the person who commissioned the icon liked the quote and that is what will go onto the scroll. I'm gonna send this off to ether land and see if this can be a beginning of a conversation.

Does anyone have any other ideas of where to find inscriptions and their translations?  I know there are resources out there but I have my suspicions they are in the iconography studios of Orthodox monasteries.

Saturday, June 15, 2013


Welcome to Eleni's ALPHA and OMEGA Icon Blog

In all of life - at the beginning, in the middle and at the end,
we need blessing and instruction. It is the same with iconography.

This is the blog for class questions and answers about egg tempera, acrylic and everything with iconography.