November 11, 2020:
Having completed the two commissioned totem paintings, I am back to some commissioned Icons.
The required icons are:
* Coast Salish Mary & ChristChild for the St. Thomas Aquinas High School Chapel, North Vancouver BC. 24"x28"
* 2 copies based on the Coast Salish St. Paul icon which was written for St. Paul's Church in Downtown Eastside, Vancouver BC. They will be gifted by the commissioner to 2 other churches.
* 1 copy based on the Coast Salish St. Joseph with Christ icon which will be gifted by the commissioner to a Vancouver Catholic School.
With the cold weather setting in, I need to get the panels prepared for the first 3 icons, which keep me busy for the next few months.
I've begun constructing and preparing the panels, starting with the one for St. Thomas Aquinas High School. It is the more complex of the 3 as it has a surface framing adding with the inset image. The other icons will all be flat as with the originals.
When people inquire about the cost of hand written icons, they are often surprised, not realizing the time, and labour, design and materials/paint costs. The STA icon will have a 23K gold background as with the series of icons already in the Chapel.