I'm painting a large icon.
Praying, fasting, praying, painting. I'm not writing it. I'm painting. After an ancient prototype - which was also painted. Classical Greek painting. But I digress.
I just painted a couple of caryatids atop the columns of the aedicule framing Our Lady in the Annunciation icon I'm working on. The architecture will require some ornament, so I've been looking at classical Greek designs to steep myself in the culture, as it were. I then spent a lot of time looking at really cool profane designs from antiquity to our day. An example of modern architecture from Prague shown atop.
Anyway. Below are some ancient Greek designs decorating urns and plates. Nothing to do with the icon I'm doing, but wonderful iconography nonetheless.
I love the nimbus.