Wednesday, September 6, 2023

St. John Maximovitch

 

St. John Maximovitch, the Wonderworker of Shanghai and San Francisco, is one of the most beloved modern Orthodox Saints. His holy life serves an example for Christians in modern times to follow. This icon of St. John is not so much in a traditional style, but has familiar elements of Orthodox iconography. The medium used to produce this piece was simply pencil on paper.

Wednesday, May 31, 2023

Turquoise Ring

 

The goal of this piece was to capture the features of a turquoise ring and make it look realistic or life like. The medium involved to create this graphic included colored marker, colored pencil, and a few edits using Photo Shop.

Tuesday, April 18, 2023

Floral Three Bar Cross

 

 
This cross is known as a three bar cross due to the upper horizontal bar which represents the sign that read, "Jesus of Nazareth, King of the Jews," the middle horizontal bar where Christ's arms were stretched out, and the lower diagonal bar where Christ was pierced through the feet. The flowers that adorn this cross represent how even though the cross is a symbol of the death of Christ, yet through the resurrection the cross can also be life giving.

Tuesday, March 7, 2023

Bedouin

 

This sketch attempted to capture the life of a desert nomad. And these desert dwellers are more commonly known as the Bedouins. Materials used were simply graphite pencil and white trace paper.

Tuesday, February 28, 2023

Fall Flowers

 

This piece continues to highlight the beauty of Fall in all of it's wonderful colors! The medium used to create this piece included: acid free artist's paper, India ink, and colored marker.

Tuesday, February 14, 2023

Autumn Blossoms

 

This piece captures the colors of Fall, and depicts the transition of Summer into Autumn. The materials used to create this work included: foam core board, chip board, India ink, acrylic paint, and colored pencil.

Sunday, January 15, 2023

Coptic Cross

 

The making of this cross was inspired by the Coptic Orthodox Church's traditions and designs. There are some elements taken from the Ethiopian Orthodox Church's traditions in this piece as well. Materials used included Bristol board, bass wood, and acrylic paint.