Failures & Discoveries

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Weight 1.04 kg
Dimensions 20.6 × 16.4 × 3.5 cm
Author

Book cover

Hardback

Language

Publisher

Edition

1st edition

Publication year

2018

Pages

440

ISBN

978-1-909649-16-3

Table of Contents

Foreword
Introducing myself
Introducing Father Sophrony
Timeline of works described in this book
THE ICON WORKSHOP
My first attempt
I continue to paint icons
My first large icon
The icon of the Holy Trinity
The first icon of Moses
Moses and the Burning Bush
The icon of St Silouan for the iconostasis
Icon of Christ for the iconostasis
The second icon of St Silouan and the icon of St Sophronius of Jerusalem.
MURALS
Introduction to the chapel of St Silouan
Medallion saints
The first beginning, work on the ceiling
Again, medallion saints
Painting of the East wall – The Mystical Supper
The rest of the murals
The Transfiguration
The Baptism
Christmas
The Entry into Jerusalem
The Crucifixion
The Resurrection
Ascension and Pentecost
The west wall, the saints on the balcony
The scenes from the life of the Mother of God
The ceiling – again
COLOUR RECIPES
Ceiling
General colour recipes
Christmas
Baptism
Transfiguration
Entry into Jerusalem
Last Supper
Crucifixion
Resurrection
Ascension
Pentecost
Back wall
Row of ascetics on balcony
Trinity, refectory
TECHNIQUES
Introduction
The transfer of drawings
Drawing
Composition
Templates
Panels
Encaustic
Levkas
Levkas (or gesso) on canvas
Canvas painting
Emulsion
Egg tempera and icon painting
The preparation of olifa
The application of olifa
Varnishes
Mould
Bronze paint
Gilding
Mixing of oil paints and their application on plaster walls
VARIOUS MURAL TRIALS
Rabbit skin glue, honey and egg tempera
Formaldehyde murals
Egg tempera murals
Fresco
The frescoes of the new Refectory
The crypt chapel, sgraffito and fresco
The murals in ‘St Silouan’s room’
Pastel murals
Egg-emulsion-pastels
Mosaics
APPENDIXES
Appendix I: Example of notes from one day
Appendix II: Iconographic advice
Notes
Select Bibliography
Acknowledgements

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