Sunday, December 6, 2009

Св. Никола / St. Nicolas

Tempera On Wood (30 x 35 cm)
© Galina Nikolova


Elio Milay said...


Galya Nikolova painting a portrait of Saint Nicholas. And we're near Christmas already. I prefer much more the original Nicholas than the current icon dressed in red and white. Well, I don't know. I like Santa Claus too, but the original human being is much more interesting. And you have captured all his goodness in his shape. I love his expression, and the colors you use, imitating the frescoes. Did you take this portrait from any temple in particular? It must be GREAT.


I love your St. Nikolas, my dear Nikolova!!!!!!!

Dimitrana S. said...

Чудна икона!

Честит и празничен да е днешният ден, поздрав :-)

ALeks said...

Greetings from Aleksandra

Galina Nikolova said...

Thank you all!

Dear Elio, today in Bulgaria is the day of St.Nicolas, regarding the orthodox church calendar. He is the saint of the sailors and the fishermen so today in Bulgaria everybody eats fish:). Santa Claus, well I like this guy too:)
Since the name of my grandfather was Nicolas, I gave this icon to my grandma Maria who lives in a small town near Tarnovo.

I am very glad that you like the icon, I tried to make it more human because you know, somehow I think that the purpose of these icons is to become a bridge between us and heaven.


Честит празник също на теб и твоите близки!

Thank you Alexandra,
your opinion means much to me.
Kindest regards!

Annie said...

Nice icon! Also in Belgium it is St. Nicolas day. All the children get toys as gifts.
Have a nice Saint Nicolas day!!

cabap said...

Great one Galina,
I like the art of Icon painting a lot,
jan :)

Galina Nikolova said...

You are so kind Annie. Thank you I already had a nice holiday, hope that yours was as pleasant and noisy as mine:)

Dear Jan,
It is a great compliment. Because you are really very good at that. It is very rare, to see such live and spiritual faces as the ones you paint. Thank you!

Byzantika said...

Hi Galina,
Very nice Icon.
I am also painting St. Nicholas you can see it on my blog :)
I am very glad we are in touch :)


Galina Nikolova said...

Hi Mira,

I`ve been following your blog and I am also very impressed of your Icons. Like you I am very interested in Icons and medieval orthodox art. So we have a lot to talk about.

Thank you, shall keep in touch.

Jane Hunt said...

This is so beautiful and festive too!
Thanks so much for adding my blog - I enjoy yours so much:)

Galina Nikolova said...

Thanks for your support, Jane. Hope we shall keep sharing the passion of art.

Kathleen Krucoff said...

So beautiful! Just perfect.

vanina said...

Happy new year!