The infinite range of imagination and potential found in Classic iconography has influenced my life. I have been trying for 2 decades to artistically merge my respectful fascination with the tradition and contemporary interpretation. Therefore the images on the web sites do not always come from any classic tradition or inspired doctrine. The experience of God and the egg tempera technique has been transformative. Fifteen hundred years ago the early icon painters sought out the mind of God for inspiration. At the very least we can try to keep God In It.
Iconography was not anything I was interested in as an artist or christian. I had been reading St Teresa of Avila and St John of the Cross for prayer techniques and spiritual inspiration. Learning about iconography and the practice using the egg tempera technique and 100% gold real leaf changes daily life in remarkable ways
Icon Painting Tips
For those who are looking for room to explore and pray, to experiment and grow in love for this wonderful mystical medium this book is for you. It is short, concise and intense. No frills, no need for them because the art form itself is simple and direct, lovingly executed it has to be beautiful. The earth pigments keep God in in the practice. God and the Egg Tempera Technique are pure beauty revealed. The book icon painting technique helps you learn to let them dry in their own way and see it in Gods time.
Enjoy the art of Icon Painting at home with the help and guidance of icon artist and teacher author Mary Jane Miller. Icon Painting Revealed addresses the egg tempera technique in a simple step-by-step introduction.
Mary Jane Miller discusses her technique as well as, the history and meaning of icon painting. The book orients icon painters and examines why icons continue to be a spiritual tool. Written from a uniquely Western perspective, this step-by-step practical course brings to life the sacred and beautiful art of egg tempera icon painting. Included are recipe guides and patterns to work from.
The icon’s rich symbolism transmitted throughout the egg tempera technique cultivates one’s life of prayer. With in-depth information, invaluable advice, and superb illustrations of each step, this is a most comprehensive guide to the philosophy and practice of icon painting. Keep God In It :Egg Tempera Technique