COMPLETED “DORMITION” MURAL

The large mural of the “DORMITION” which has been in the works for the last several months has been finally completed!

It is the largest and the last of the series of Feast Day Icons commissioned by Saint Nectarios Cathedral.

The piece is traveling west in it’s crate as we speak!

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Below, is a somewhat step by step recap of the project:

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Laying out the drawing…..

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Laying in the under-painting…..

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Halos have been guilded.

Painting of the robes begins…..

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Painting of robes continues….

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Robes and lettering completed.

Faces in progress…..

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Feet…..

(There were lot’s of them!)

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Detail of the Theotokos…..

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Detail of Christ…..

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Varnishing of the finished piece in progress….

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And

finally

the finished Icon

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“DORMITION OF THE THEOTOKOS”

Acrylic and 22k gold leaf on polyflax

7 x 14 feet

Collection of:

SAINT NECTARIOS CATHEDRAL

Seattle, Washington


17 Responses to “COMPLETED “DORMITION” MURAL”

  1. M. Boszko says:

    Andrij, you are amazing as always, but that’s to be expected. Congratulations and continued success.

  2. Hello Andrij. It never ceases to amaze me how wonderful your work is. I love seeing your drawing and then your starting the project. Then watch it come to life and the finished project.
    It is beautiful! What a God given talent you have. Keep in touch . Let me know if you come this way!
    Receive Luis and my love,
    Maria

  3. Tammy says:

    Breathtaking…

  4. Marvelous composition. You have always been a blessing for so many. Prayers and best wishes, Fr. Mykhailo Kuzma

  5. Congratulations on the completion of this work. What a wonderful piece. I appreciate how you have shown the progression in development of the design and finished mural. The organization of the elements, composition and technique are beautifully executed.

  6. Larisa Pastuchiv Martin says:

    Wow. Fascinating photographs of the stages of creating a masterful work. Thanks for sharing.

  7. natalie gawdiak says:

    Love the composition and especially the palette. Christ’s depiction is outstanding!

  8. George Terleckyj says:

    Andrij, what a masterful work! St. Nectaries Cathedral is now a place to
    visit for anyone going on a trip west. Congratulations on a marvelous work of art!

  9. Br. Joe Donovan says:

    My dear classmate, thank you for glorifying God with your gifts in this way. May you continue to “transfigure” souls through your work. Br. Joe Donovan

  10. Mia Spanu says:

    Andrij,
    Your masterful work is wonderful! Congratulations on the completion of the “Dormition of the Theotokos” mural!

  11. Christine says:

    Once again, I am amazed at your work. The completed project is outstanding!

  12. May everyone who gazes on this beautiful masterpiece glorify God !

  13. Mihaela Neagu says:

    Congratulations for completing an amazing religious art piece, created in the most authentic spirit of traditional Byzantine church painting.

  14. andre marti says:

    Your work is truly inspirational.
    Keep up the good work!

  15. Andrij Maday says:

    Many Thanks to all for your kind words!!!

    Andrij

  16. Oksana S. says:

    Andrij, when you showed me the Icon I felt like I was there participating in it. I love the rhythm and movement, the jewel like colors. God truly has blessed you to evangelize through your hands. The Icon is awesome!!!!

  17. Jan Dregalla says:

    Amazing work as always and loved that you share the process. So wonderful that you glorify God with you gifts. Hope all is well with you.

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