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How to Paint Icons

Workbook and journal

ByMary Jane Miller

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How to Paint Icons is a practical guide and art workbook for focusing on the traditional methods of egg tempera done in the Byzantine style. The workbook/journal has the power to take you beyond just a painting of an icon. This book is intended to inspire iconographers to document their own selves. Concentrating on techniques, materials, and insights while archiving your work enhances the iconography practice and spiritual growth. Part of the workbook / journal will offer an opportunity to focus on the smaller aspects of icon painting with tips and shared discoveries gained through Miller's experience. Superb examples and illustrations are arranged to help you progress step -by-step. This will be a great guide for icon painting, an addition to you library collection of Books on Iconography. It is a supplement study and teaching book to my other book, Iconography and Meditation. Religious Iconography is undergoing a revival in our twenty-first-century, it has entered a non -Orthodox world. The journey of an iconographer surpasses the feeling of being spiritual and becomes knowledge of God written in stone. Mary Jane Miller, has painted in her studio in San Miguel de Allende, Mexico for nearly 30 years. Combining prayer and this sacred art keeps her connected to a lifestyle that celebrates mystery. Prayer and iconography come together in this workbook and study guide for icon painters. This workbook unfolds sequentially by chapters. It provides illustrations, places for recording your commentary, exercises and helpful hints for navigating through the world of Icon Painting with egg tempera. This instructional workbook is meant for anyone with an interest in the ancient art of icon writing, as practiced ages ago and including our present day. The hope is for you to refine the teachings and expand them into your daily life and practice.


Publication Date
Jul 14, 2020
Art & Photography
All Rights Reserved - Standard Copyright License
By (author): Mary Jane Miller


Perfect Bound
Interior Color
US Letter (8.5 x 11 in / 216 x 279 mm)

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