Fountain of Elias has a nice post for his feast day, check it out here.
I haven't much to say today, so I thought I would just post one of my earlier icons of St. Elijah and Our Lady of Mt. Carmel imaging Kings 18:44 "Behold a little cloud rising from the sea." It is not a 'real' icon since it is painted and not 'written'. I painted it in 1986 for the Carmelite nuns in Lake Elmo, Minnesota. The panel is small, approximately 18" x 12". It is one of 4 icons I've painted of the prophet Elijah.
A few notes:
- I depended more upon 'hatching' than washes back then.
- I used composition gold leaf for the backgound, except for in the mandorla of Our Lady.
- I've never been any good at caligraphy.