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Watercolour practice: Icon of the Crucifixion

I am currently taking some online seminary courses. This week, the professor of my History of Christianity course gave us the option of doing a piece of devotional art instead of our normal forum posts.

To say the least, I was delighted. I use icons in my own devotional practice, and decided to try replicating that style with ink and watercolour.

There are a number of small mistakes and it is slightly cut off at the bottom, but you get the picture. If you are interested in icons, this link provides a description of their history, use, and theology. If you are interested in the symbolism of this particular icon , this link provides some of the details. (The symbolism in mine is lacking, but some of the essentials are there.)