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Notre Dame de la Clarté Icon   

 

 Karen Blampied B.Ed M.A. - Iconographer

 

Between 18th and 26th June I was artist  each day at Notre Dame de la Clarté Chapel at La Hougue Bie in Jersey. 

 

This was a part of the Jersey Arts Trust Open Studios Event. 

 

This page illustrates the progress of the icon which is of Notre Dame de la Clarté

 

The picture on the right is of the latest stage of the icon.  If you wish to see an enlarged version, please click on the picture.

 

 

 

 

Day 7

My last day at La Hougue Bie.

 

The icon of Notre Dame de la Clarté is nearly finished.

 

Notre Dame de la Clarté icon  
     

Day 6

The garment of Mary has the next layer of paint.

The 3 stars celebrate her 3 graced moments.

Before during and after the birth of Christ. Hail Mary Full of Grace.

Icon with next layer of paint  

Day 5

Icon on Day 5 Another picture of the icon on Day 5 Close up of the icon
     
Building up background Building up background on icon Detail of the background

Day 4               Building up the background

Detail of the background - the symbol of the neolithic tomb with the morning dawn sun

Preparation

Preparation of Notre Dame de la Clarté

Cally Noel

Day 3 at the chapel The next layer of paint has been applied. Cally Noel played the harp in the Chapel, beautiful.

Notre Dame de la Clarté 1

Notre Dame de la Clarté 2

Notre Dame de la Clarté 3

Day 2 at the Chapel of Notre Dame de la Clarte, la Hougue Bie. I literally each day I climb the mound to the chapel at La Hougue Bie and I have begun to symbolically climb the mountain of the Transfiguration by building up the paint layers. Dark base colours first then each day lighter and lighter colours will be placed on the icon.

preparation for gilding

Applying gold leaf

Golf leaf applied

Day 1. Glimpses of my first day in the Chapel of Notre Dame de la Clarte. A beautiful setting to write the icon of Notre Dame de la Clarte over 50 visitors,

Preparation area

Interior of Chapel of Notre Dame de la Clarté

Icon display at Chapel of Notre Dame de la Clarté

Icon on display of St Martin de la Tour

Materials displayed alongside icon

Icon

Placque detailing the history of the Chapel

Icon on display on window ledge

Materials on table

Pictures of the interior of the Chapel, displays of icons and preparation areas.