Work in Progress: the Iconostasis of St. Andrew the First Called Apostle Mission; icon of the Annunciation for the Royal Doors – Gallery
Each icon is a project on its own, and an iconostasis is no exception. While I aim at unity in the whole project, I thought it would be more interesting to have separate galleries for the individual icons. Since the main icons of Christ and the Theotokos are completed, I continue with the Royal doors, working my way out and up.
The Annunciation from Ohrid, Early 14th Century. This is the original icon that inspired the Royal doors.
The Royal Doors for the church of St Helena in Saint Petersburg, 1998. The model is the classic Annunciation from Ohrid. It just works so well! They were the inspiration for my drawings. These are modern Royal Doors from Russia that showed just what could be done with this icon.
Gabriel, for the left Royal door. The drawings were done in 2006 for a commission that was eventually cancelled. I will have to make some alterations to the drawing to adjust for the size of the panels.
Drawing of Mary, Theotokos. This is my drawing for the other set of Royal doors, done in 2006. I so loved the drawings, I wanted to use them somehow . When the parish agreed, I was delighted.
The two drawings together, to illustrate how they are to look.
The panels. Here are the two panels for the Royal doors, a bit narrower than the original set. There will have to be some adjusting of my drawings, They are in my studio’s kitchen area. Just waiting for the pavoloka–the cloth that is glued to the wood panel to form a substrate for the icon.