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.
ICONS OF CREATION
AND THE DIVINE ORDER
ICONS OF MARY
ICONS OF JESUS
ICONS OF HEBREW
PROPHETS and HEROES
ICONS OF SAINTS
ICONS OF ANGELS
Betsy Porter
Art and Iconography
GALLERY OF BYZANTINE-STYLE ICONS
ALSO ON THIS SITE:
MORE ART BY BETSY PORTER
JEWELRY BY BETSY PORTER
GUEST ICONOGRAPHERS' GALLERY
ICONS AND ART BY MY ARTIST FRIENDS
Saint Cecilia
by Loretta Hoffmann
of Houston, Texas
Sophia, Divine Wisdom
by Mary Plaster
of Duluth, Minnesota
And many more iconographers
and artists!  Plus a
guest gallery
for your 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
paint
Work by my mother
Elizabeth L. Hart
(1911-1993)
of Baltimore, MD
Ethiopian Icons
At left:  Christ in Glory with
Symbols of the Four Evangelists,
by Simachew Mesfin

Fashions of Saint Gregory's
How to vest, dress, or dress up
for church in San Francisco