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 a contemporary interpretation of it for today. Therefore the images on the web sites do not always come from any classic tradition or inspired doctrine. I am self taught with 25 years’ experience, trying to fit into a mind lost 1,500 years ago and keep God In It.
I believe I have been given the desire to paint, and at time I feel like a slave to it, like the icons picked me! The work explores both contemporary life and traditional image using the egg tempera technique and 100% gold real leaf.
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 it : the Egg Tempera Technique is pure beauty revealed. The book just 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 is transmitted throughout the egg tempera technique while one’s life of prayer becomes alive. 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
Mary Jane Miller’s Book is Available through LULU