Monday, November 21, 2011

St Anthony Preached and the Fish Danced

2 works, 3 pics.  the first is the icon that announced itself yesterday with these words:  St. Anthony preached and the fish danced.  

The way of the icon is that one listens with an inner voice and writes or translates the prayer through image and color under the direction of the Holy Spirit.  I thought I was working on a collage of transferred digital prints.  as i was so busy doing what i thought i was doing, the spirit had something else in mind.  stepping back from the work, i saw that the icon was completely drawn.  the next step was to separate first light, as all is light, there is no darkness.  this morning i cleared the work area and asked that the work be blessed, that these hands follow, that this heart listen to the promptings of the spirit.

the following 2 images are of the same painting:  merluccius bilinearis (again) first under flash, second under natural life.  the glass panel is worked with egg yolk and gold metal pigment.  the image that is poking through is my reference material, which may or may not be part of the whole.

and onward.


ps:  today i make egg glue aka 'glair' for adhering leaf to the glass and other panels.  will also make gilder's slurry (gelatin) for a few mirrored surface.

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