It is a rare treat to see the work of Fr. Patrick Doolan in progress. A renowned iconographer trained by Leonid Ouspensky, Fr. Patrick is a master of true fresco. For a number of years, he and his assistant, Fr. Moses, have worked to fresco St. Seraphim of Sarov Orthodox Church in Santa Rosa, CA (OCA). Their work there is recognized as among the best iconography in our hemisphere.
After many years of anticipation, they have now begun to fresco the dome. The project is only begun, but their progress photographs sent to us so far suggest that this will be truly an extraordinary work. The photos are highly interesting for showing Fr. Patrick’s technique and preparatory drawings. We will post them periodically as the work progresses. Completion is expected in the spring of 2014.