All the icons in these "Gallery" pages have been hand-painted by me, using egg
tempera paint and gold leaf on boards covered with natural gesso, except as otherwise
noted. Sacred symbolism infuses these images, materials, and methods.
These icons are based on traditional sacred images, developed over the centuries as
part of the worship of the Christian orthodox churches. The iconographer (icon painter)
does not aim for originality or self-expression - but somehow every iconographer
develops a distinctive and identifiable artistic style.
This page serves as a Table of Contents. For more icons, with identification and
commentary, go to the linked page.
Art and Iconography
GALLERY OF BYZANTINE-STYLE ICONS
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Many of the icons photographed by Richard Anderson are available as high quality prints - See Prints & icons page.
Abstract paintings in egg
tempera and gold leaf on
gessoed board by
Patricia K. Kelly
of San Francisco, CA
Step by Step photos and
descriptions showing how
some icons were written in
gold leaf and egg tempera