The design for the St. Ann icon is in place and the writing begins tomorrow. The actual design has been inked in on the panel, but without all the fringe. Those will need to be added as detailing once everything is painted underneath. The next few weeks will be very busy as the icon needs to be completed in time for delivery on July 16th.
More information will be posted about the image.
While waiting for the deposit to come in for the St. Kateri icon, in order to get the materials to construct its board, I've prepared the full scale base design for the St. Anne icon. I'm also in the finishing stages of gessoing the cradled wood board for that icon as the client wanted it to transport easily. The St. Anne icon will also be a First Nations icon, honouring the 'Grandmother'. Once the design is transferred onto the board, I can add it to this journal.
The design for the Presentation icon was set within the new Seminary Chapel instead of a traditional Old Testament setting. The persons within the icon are indeed traditional.
The the Sanctuary is set within the Chapel's Sanctuary, but the metallic base of the altar was adjusted to a stone base with Old Testament ornamentation. The altar's top remained in its dark green marble. In the Seminary's Chapel, the gold tabernacle is placed up against the back wall. For the Icon, to keep the icon within the Old testament context, I replaced the tabernacle with a central menorah. But the wall configuration and the flooring remain similar.
The last detail was a traditional way of clarifying an 'Interior' scene, with the use of a drape that runs along the tops of the architecture. These aren't used when the scene is an exterior one.