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Elspeth Young completes new oil painting - Blessed, Honored Pioneer

This original artwork is unavailable for purchase or viewing online as it and its copyright are exclusive to LDS Temples.

Blessed, Honored Pioneer (Lucinda Pace) was painted by the artist in the studios at BenHaven.  The completed painting was acquired by The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints for use in LDS temples, and the Church also acquired all copy rights pertaining to the artwork.

The title for this original oil painting, Blessed, Honored Pioneer derives from They The Builders of the Nation, LDS Hymn number 36... Read more »

Tags: 2015, News, Oil paintings and prints


Project Commentaries: Blessed, Honored Pioneer (Lucinda Pace) by Elspeth Young

This original artwork is unavailable for purchase or viewing online as it and its copyright are exclusive to LDS Temples.

Blessed, Honored Pioneer (Lucinda Pace) was painted by the artist in the studios at BenHaven.  The completed painting was acquired by The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints for use in LDS temples, and the Church also acquired all copy rights pertaining to the artwork.

Dimensions (unframed width x height)
30 in. x 60 in.

Support
Panel

Milestones
Research commences - November 2012
Painting commences - August 2013
Painting completed - November 2014

Equipment
Creating a painting often involves creating or modifying tools or making improvements to the studio itself... Read more »

Tags: 2015, Project commentaries, Tips and techniques


James and Lucinda Pace

The grandchildren of Lucinda Pace (1805-1897) extolled her as a woman commanding a wonderful disposition, very quiet and mild . . . highly educated and the source from which [her children] received [their] early training in music, arithmetic, grammar, as well as the rudiments of education, being a great reader of church works.  Her biography also states that she went through all the hardships of the early pioneers with a firm and steadfast faith in God, never complaining for she felt that the Father could have caused conditions to have been different if He had so willed it... Read more »

Tags: 2015


Al R. Young completes new oil painting - The Lord Hath Anointed Me

This original artwork is unavailable for purchase or viewing online as it and its copyright are exclusive to LDS Temples.

The Lord Hath Anointed Me (The Messiah) was painted by the artist in the studios at BenHaven.  The completed painting was acquired by The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints for use in LDS temples, and the Church also acquired all copy rights pertaining to the artwork.

Referent Passages of Scripture

This original oil painting is an allegory drawn upon the following passages from the Bible:The Spirit of the Lord God is upon me; because the Lord hath anointed me to preach good tidings unto the meek; he hath sent me to bind up the brokenhearted, to proclaim liberty to the captives, and the opening of the prison to them that are bound; To proclaim the acceptable year of the Lord, and the day of vengeance of our God; to comfort all that mourn; To appoint unto them that mourn in Zion, to give unto them beauty for ashes, the oil of joy for mourning, the garment of praise for the spirit of heaviness; that they might be called trees of righteousness, the planting of the Lord, that he might be glorified... Read more »

Tags: 2015, News, Oil paintings and prints


Project Commentaries: The Lord Hath Anointed Me (The Messiah) by Al R. Young

This original artwork is unavailable for purchase or viewing online as it and its copyright are exclusive to LDS Temples.

The Lord Hath Anointed Me (The Messiah) was painted by the artist in the studios at BenHaven.  The completed painting was acquired by The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints for use in LDS temples, and the Church also acquired all copy rights pertaining to the artwork.

Dimensions (unframed width x height)
30 in. x 51 3/4 in.

Support
Panel

Milestones
Costume and initial photo-shoot completed - May 2011
Composition and support prepared - April 2012
Grisaille completed - August 2012
Painting completed - November 2013

Based on regular entries in the project journal for this painting, creation of the artwork involved approximately 75 session (from composition and panel preparation to completion of brushwork... Read more »

Tags: The Windows Of Heaven, Den Kommende Vinteren, 2015, Project commentaries, Tips and techniques


The Papers of Seymore Wainscott: The White Pavilion serialization, part 34

In the Lang Hollow of Threave

Camped at the head of Carlinwark Burn in the shadow of the ancient house of the Black Douglases, Seymore listens apprehensively to the wind moaning in the darkness.  In the thick fog of the morning they cross the river to Black Islain.  By nightfall, having threaded their way through the base of the lower peaks in the great ruin, they camp in impenetrable darkness among the stone roots of the Mhor.  The next day they begin their ascent of the Giant by the Grimroote road... Read more »

Tags: Vol. 15 No. 2, 2015, The White Pavilion - serialization 3


New Issue of the Storybook Home Shipped - Dorothy Wordsworth at Grasmere

The Dorothy Wordsworth at Grasmere issue of The Storybook Home Journal is now available from Al Young Studios.  This issue features these regular sections:Decorating - The Arrangement of Everything (4 pages)Hearth - Several Beautiful Pictures (5 pages)Kitchen - Friday-Baking (4 pages)Garden - Oh! For a Book of Botany (6 pages)Workshops - An Interlacing Of Sticks (2 pages)Garret - In the Lang Hollow of Threave (2 pages)Dorothy Wordsworth at Grasmere is the 93rd issue of the Journal, published bi-monthly since November 2000... Read more »

Tags: Vol. 15 No. 3, 2015, News, The Storybook Home Journal issues


The Papers of Seymore Wainscott: The White Pavilion serialization, part 33

The Songs Of Tungol

Departure from the Tongland Wayhoose includes something akin to a roller coaster ride through the crown of the ancient tree.  This is followed by a coach ride in the rumble-tumble with Morag Kilkenny.  And when Seymore expresses interest in the lytsongs, or folk lore of the local lytfolc population, Kilkenny's enthusiastic reply lasts the whole afternoon and wanders from Stonehenge to Kilkinney's youth as a fledgling lore master.  Seymore's notes describe the collection of songs that recount the coming of the lytfolc to the Far Isles... Read more »

Tags: Vol. 15 No. 2, 2015, The White Pavilion - serialization 3


New Issue of the Storybook Home Shipped - North and South

The North and South issue of The Storybook Home Journal is now available from Al Young Studios.  This issue features these regular sections:Decorating - Not One Quarter As Comfortable (5 pages)Hearth - The Spot Where She Had Sketched (4 pages)Kitchen - Make Me Some Tea, Margaret (3 pages)Music - Fanny's Morceau de Salon (2 pages)Garden - As If Beloved (4 pages)Workshops - With Roses Growing All Over (3 pages)Garret - The Songs Of Tungol (2 pages)North and South is the 92nd issue of the Journal, published bi-monthly since November 2000... Read more »

Tags: Vol. 15 No. 2, 2015, News, The Storybook Home Journal issues


The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints purchases Till We Meet Again by Elspeth Young

The original oil painting Till We Meet Again, by Elspeth Young, was recently purchased by The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints.  Inasmuch as all copyrights to the painting remain the property of the artist, paper prints and giclee-canvas reproductions of the painting will remain available directly and exclusively from Al Young Studios.  Requests to publish or otherwise reproduce the image in any manner should also be directed to Al Young Studios.

Laura Allred Hurtado, global acquisitions art curator for the Church, explained that one of the primary objectives in the Church's acquisition of art is its focus on the breadth of cultures represented in the growing, worldwide membership of the Church, and the significant contributions made by representatives of those cultures throughout Church history... Read more »

Tags: Till We Meet Again, 2015, News, Oil paintings and prints


Jane Elizabeth Manning

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journey from wilton, connecticut to nauvoo, illinois[In my sixteenth year] an Elder of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints was traveling through our country [and] preached there... Read more »

Tags: Till We Meet Again, 2015


The Papers of Seymore Wainscott: The White Pavilion serialization, part 32

At the Tongland Wayhoose

At the recommendation of the Kirkudbright harbur master, Seymore and Leornian engage Duhghlas Cairn, known upon the lochs and high road as Bonnie Dug, to be their Donner, or guide, overland to Ayr, and they set forth on the first leg of their journey in a birlinn.  Their first night on the high road finds them at the Tongland Wayhoose, a 500-year-old lytfolc establishment in the roots and crown of an ancient tree.  From an antechamber near the great hall, Seymore describes his impressions of the place: As my eyes grew accustomed to the fringe of darkness beyond the vestibule, I saw shadowy figures going and coming in the concourse... Read more »

Tags: Vol. 15 No. 1, 2014, The White Pavilion - serialization 3


New Issue of the Storybook Home Shipped - The Treasure Seekers Christmas

The The Treasure Seekers Christmas issue of The Storybook Home Journal is now available from Al Young Studios.  This issue features these regular sections:Decorating - To The Gate of the Red House (4 pages)Hearth - The Most Splendid Drawings (4 pages)Kitchen - Up to the Nursery (6 pages)Music - And Sing It on Winter Nights (1 page)Garden - Mistletoe and Things (4 pages)Workshops - The Best Table-Centre (2 pages)Garret - At the Tongland Wayhoose (2 pages)The Treasure Seekers Christmas is the 91st issue of the Journal, published bi-monthly since November 2000... Read more »

Tags: Vol. 15 No. 1, 2014, News, The Storybook Home Journal issues


2015 scripture-reading schedule features artwork by Elspeth Young

The 2015 New Testament Reading Schedule Bookmark, published by Deseret Book, features As It Began To Dawn by Elspeth Young, from Al Young Studios' Women of the Bible Fine Art Collection.As It Began To Dawn... Read more »

Tags: As It Began To Dawn, 3rd-party Publications, 2014, News


Portfolio: Architectural drawings

This portfolio presents architectural drawings, created by the Artists of Al Young Studios, that can be used as illustrations.  Digital copies of each illustration are available from Al Young Studios for use in either commercial or non-profit publications and media.  If you are interested in applying to the Studios for a license to reproduce any of these original artworks, please follow the instructions at Guidelines for requests to copy or publish artworks created by the Artists of Al Young Studios... Read more »

Tags: 2014, News, Portfolios


Annual religious art exhibit features the Artists of Al Young Studios

Two original oil paintings by Elspeth Young, a pen and ink drawing by Ashton Young, and a photograph by Tanner Young are featured in the 29th Annual Spiritual and Religious Art of Utah Exhibition.  Of 347 works submitted, 177 were selected for the juried exhibition.  Frames for the works were prepared by Al Young Studios.

Elspeth's painting of Elisabeth (the mother of John the Baptist), entitled Nothing Shall Be Impossible, was one of twelve works selected for a cash award.

These are the featured works for the Studios:

Nothing Shall Be ImpossibleThis My SonKnock and it Shall Be OpenedThey Kept The Testimony Even Unto Death... Read more »

Tags: This My Son, Nothing Shall Be Impossible, They Kept The Testimony Even Unto Death, 2014, Exhibits, News


Site update summary

By Al R. Young
A site update on November 8, 2014, featured the following enhancements:The following Operations announcements have been added to the Newsroom:Guidelines for commissioning Al Young Studios to create illustrationsStorybook Home Life added to the Newsroom as home page for articles of interest to readers of The Storybook Home Journal and The Storybook Home Journal Blog.

A list of the Christmas issues of The Storybook Home Journal presents links to the 14 Christmas issues published by Al Young Studios since Christmas 2000... Read more »

Tags: 2014, News, Operations announcements