Brian Matthew Whirledge paints traditional Orthodox Byzantine icons and wall paintings for churches and homes. This blog showcases his work and artistic process in creating Orthodox icons. View his work and contact him at brianwhirledge.com
Deisis. Acrylic and gold on birch panels. 18x12 inches (45x30cm)
I recently finished this Deisis with Saints Nicholas and Patrick. Deisis (Greek: δέησις, "prayer" or "supplication") is a traditional depiction in Byzantine iconography of Christ Pantocrator enthroned, flanked by the Theotokos and St. John the Baptist in prayer. Often, other saints are featured in prayer to Christ.