The second tip for painting icons is to find a good teacher to tutor you in the classical tradition of iconography. There are not many true iconographers in the USA most are found in the country sides of Russia, Greece or Italy. Most importantly do the research; know your teacher and know their teacher; most icon painters have a master teacher to student relationship. Most classical icon painters carry a lineage behind them, and it is handed down through the techniques of the tradition through the ages.
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Posted on May 7, 2013 by Grace Zazzaro
First Tip to painting icons is to make sure you have a clear prototype or picture of the desired saint you will be painting. Having this is so important because we here in the USA do not have originals to look and copy the images. We must rely strictly on books while learning. Icons are new to the USA and we as students can be easily swayed into thinking we can become icon painters overnight. Remember Books, Look at Books! with good icons in them.