We had a wonderful and very intensive course with Theodore. The course was initially planned for twelve students, but at one point we counted 19 attendees. It dropped back down to 15 students and that turned out to be quite enough.
For many, it was a huge learning curve, but worth it. I have received several kind notes of appreciation after the course ended.
Thank you all!
I kept very busy as the event coordinator and was unable to complete my Virgin of the Passion icon during the course. As of this date, a couple refinements and lines are still pending including a blue border band with an additional white line and encircling the golden roundel.
After Oconomowoc, I continued on to Denver where I completed a beautiful Byzantine version of the Tenderness icon- independently, but alongside a group of 18 students. This one (below) received my full and undivided attention. I love them both and am so very grateful to Theodore for sharing his gifts. He has taught me so much.
..."Your love in iconography and your thirst to learn more in this art is so great ...
Keep working, keep trusting God and yourself, keep loving every single brushstroke you do and be grateful.
Love your icons, not because they are your icons, but because they are gifts given to you by God.
These are the principles that I have put into practice myself all these years ...since I started to paint icons.
Hopefully our paths will cross again in the future.
best regards, Theodore"
A New icon
I am currently writing a traditional copy of the Mother of Perpetual Help and loving every minute. Read More HERE
Raw video from the Oconomowoc course instruction in June 2016:
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