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Fine Art Framing: Al Young Studios' custom framing services for original artworks and giclees (overview)

By Al R. Young
We have framed our own artworks for more than 25 years, and during that time we have provided a variety of framing services to patrons upon request.  For various reasons--including constant change in the availability of moulding styles--we cannot offer off-the-shelf framing options or response times typically associated with such a service.  Of necessity, all of our framing projects are custom projects that are priced, completed, and billed accordingly.  For example, inasmuch as the Studios does not maintain a selection of off-the-shelf moulding options, moulding styles actually available at the time of a request for information about framing options must be researched... Read more »

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Artworks created for LDS temples (overview)

By Al R. Young
All artworks in the Temple Art Collection have been acquired by The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints for presentation in temples constructed and maintained by the Church.  Because "Latter-day Saint temples are considered houses of God, a place of holiness and peace separate from the preoccupations of the world,"   (see Temples at mormonnewsroom.org) the Church acquires not only the original paintings produced for presentation in its temples, but all copyrights to the artworks as well... Read more »

Tags: 2016, LDS temple artworks, News, Oil paintings and prints, Overview


Site update summary

By Al R. Young
A site update on 2016 May 5, featured the following enhancements:The Temple Fine Art Collection  has been added to the site’s art gallery.  This is possible in consequence of a license from the copyright holder; nevertheless, nothing has changed concerning the availability of prints through Al Young Studios.

Several changes have been made to the site’s user interface.  Some of the major changes include:The background image for the home page now features Below The Mountain by Tanner Young... Read more »

Tags: 2016, News, Operations announcements


Project Commentaries: There Is Help For You (Patience Loader) by Elspeth Young

By Al R. Young There Is Help For You (Patience Loader) was painted by the artist in the studios at BenHaven.

Dimensions (unframed width x height)
40 in. x 58 in.

Support
Panel

Milestones
Research commences - December 2013
Painting commences - March 2014
Painting completed - March 2016

Equipment
Creating a painting often involves creating or modifying tools or making improvements to the studio itself.  This painting project necessitated the following activities in terms of tools, supplies, and operations... Read more »

Tags: There Is Help For You, 2016, Project commentaries, Tips and techniques


Project Commentaries: The Dawning Of A Brighter Day (Joseph Smith) by Al R. Young

By Al R. Young The Dawning Of A Brighter Day (Joseph Smith) was painted by the artist in the studios at BenHaven.

dimensions (unframed width x height)
37.75 in. x 44.5 in.

support
Panel

milestones
Photo shoot for figure – 2009 May
Brushwork begins on original composition – 2011 October
Photo shoot from which fruit tree was taken – 2012 April
New composition formulated and brushwork begins – 2012 May
Painting completed – 2014 December

Based on regular entries in the project journal for this painting, creation of the artwork involved approximately 107 sessions (from composition and panel preparation to completion of brushwork... Read more »

Tags: The Dawning Of A Brighter Day, 2016, Project commentaries, Tips and techniques


The Papers of Seymore Wainscott: The White Pavilion serialization, part 39

By Al R. Young Into the Land of the Giants

En route aboard a coach traveling from Lincloudon to Drumlanrig Castle, Seymore records his impressions of the countryside as he and Leornian travers the valley of the River Nith.  Little guessing the prescience of his impressions, he wrote:  I can almost imagine that this country really is the home of giants, where the higher hills, at least here, have been tromped down as though they were the flagstones for the ancient treading of giants, which left undisturbed the beauty and industry thriving in valleys like this... Read more »

Tags: Vol. 16 No. 3, 2016, The White Pavilion - serialization 3


New Issue of the Storybook Home Shipped - Dear Enemy

By Al R. Young The Dear Enemy issue of The Storybook Home Journal is now available from Al Young Studios.  This issue features these regular sections:Dear Enemy is the 99th issue of the Journal, published bi-monthly since November 2000.  All 98 previous issues remain in print and are available individually or in customer-defined groups directly from Al Young Studios.
These are the all products from Al Young Studios related to the works of Jean Webster.  They are for sale at www... Read more »

Tags: Vol. 16 No. 3, 2016, News, The Storybook Home Journal issues


Annual Spring Salon Features There Is Help For You by Elspeth Young

By Al R. Young
Elspeth Young’s recently completed oil painting of Patience Loader is featured in the 92nd Annual Spring Salon sponsored by the Springville Museum of Art, Springville, Utah.  Out of the nearly 800 artworks submitted, 230 were selected for exhibition.  Elspeth was also one of ten artists to receive a cash award for her artwork.

The frame for the painting was created by Ashton Young.

Artworks from the Studios featured in the exhibit:

There Is Help For You... Read more »

Tags: There Is Help For You, 2016, Exhibits, News


Project Commentaries: Ashton Young creates a custom, rustic frame for There Is Help For You

By Al R. Young
Ashton Young completed the design and fabrication of this frame in April 2016 in the workshops at BenHaven.  The roughness of the frame’s weathered wood represents the handcart and the ruggedness of the subject’s ordeal.  Elspeth’s hand-painted chickadee in the lower left of the frame’s liner extends to the viewer the same message of hope represented by the chickadees perched in the tree limbs above the figure.



Using weathered wood, an early step in the design process was to fabricate a sample of the moulding profile he had in mind... Read more »

Tags: There Is Help For You, 2016, Framing, Project commentaries


Elspeth C. Young completes new oil painting - "There Is Help For You"

By Al R. Young There Is Help For You is the newest oil painting to be added to the line of original artworks from Al Young Studios.

Click here to see a larger image of the new painting, read the artist's commentary, and look at the selection of prints--if any are available.... Read more »

Tags: There Is Help For You, 2016, Elspeth C. Young, Legacy, News, Oil paintings and prints, Pioneer Art Collection


The Papers of Seymore Wainscott: The White Pavilion serialization, part 38

By Al R. Young The Treasure of Lincloudon

Seymore, Leornian, and their guide, Bonnie Duhg, arrive at Lincloudon Colledge, about a mile north of Dumfries, Scotland at the confluence of Cludin Water and the River Nith.  They meet Grumley Stibble, the elderly caretaker of the lytfolc garden associated with the Wizard’s Knot.  Grumley, the last survivor of the once thriving lytfolc societies that dwelt for centuries at the now ruined abbey, is the keeper of a treasure that once belonged to his father and grandfathers... Read more »

Tags: Vol. 16 No. 2, 2016, The White Pavilion - serialization 3


New Issue of the Storybook Home Shipped - Ayala's Angel

By Al R. Young The Ayala's Angel issue of The Storybook Home Journal is now available from Al Young Studios.  This issue features these regular sections:Decorating - At the Bijou (6 pages)Hearth - Sharing The Light (6 pages)Kitchen - Good Gifts and Pretty Ways (4 pages)Garden - And Primroses (2 pages)Workshops - The Loveliest Locks (2 pages)Garret - The Treasure of Lincloudon (3 pages)Ayala's Angel is the 98th issue of the Journal, published bi-monthly since November 2000... Read more »

Tags: Vol. 16 No. 2, 2016, News, The Storybook Home Journal issues


Elspeth C. Young completes new oil painting - "A Labor Of Love"

By Al R. Young A Labor Of Love is the newest oil painting to be added to the line of original artworks from Al Young Studios.

Click here to see a larger image of the new painting, read the artist's commentary, and look at the selection of prints--if any are available.... Read more »

Tags: A Labor Of Love, 2016, Elspeth C. Young, Legacy, News, Oil paintings and prints, Pioneer Art Collection


Elspeth C. Young completes new oil painting - "Carry On"

By Al R. Young Carry On is the newest oil painting to be added to the line of original artworks from Al Young Studios.

Click here to see a larger image of the new painting, read the artist's commentary, and look at the selection of prints--if any are available.... Read more »

Tags: Carry On, 2016, Elspeth C. Young, Legacy, News, Oil paintings and prints, Pioneer Art Collection


Elspeth's painting of Mary Wanlass featured on LDS Living

By Al R. Young An article entitled Little-Known Stories & What You Should Look for Inside the Provo City Center Temple featured Carry On, by Elspeth, as one of three artworks (among the nineteen artworks presented in the Temple) whose stories "cause them to stand out from the rest."... Read more »

Tags: 2016, News, Oil paintings and prints


Elspeth Young completes new oil painting - Carry On (Mary Wanlass)

By Al R. Young Elspeth's original oil painting of Mary Wanlass is unavailable for purchase or viewing online because it and its copyright are exclusive to LDS Temples.
Carry On (Mary Wanlass) , completed in 2015, was painted by the artist in the studios at BenHaven.  The completed oil painting was subsequently 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.  Consequently, no prints of the painting are available for purchase... Read more »

Tags: 2016, News, Oil paintings and prints


The Papers of Seymore Wainscott: The White Pavilion serialization, part 37

By Al R. Young The Lay Of Lunta

Based upon lytfolc legends from the north woods,  The Lay of Lunta  is one of the earliest stories from Seymore Wainscott's own Legendary, known as The Isles of Rune.  This early version of one of the bedtime stories Seymore told his children presents the origin and significance of snow as well as an explanation of the peculiar powers attributed to reindeer.

Click here for an overview of The Papers of Seymore Wainscott.... Read more »

Tags: Vol. 16 No. 1, 2015, The White Pavilion - serialization 3


New Issue of the Storybook Home Shipped - The Nutcracker

By Al R. Young The The Nutcracker issue of The Storybook Home Journal is now available from Al Young Studios.  This issue features these regular sections:Decorating - Into Your Castle (3 pages)Hearth - A Superb Little Man (4 pages)Kitchen - Twilight Had Fallen (6 pages)Garden - The Christmas Woods (4 pages)Workshops - A Graceful Little Stairway (2 pages)Bookshelf - The influence of Hoffmann's works, as well as adaptations of them, include some of the greatest artists in history... Read more »

Tags: Vol. 16 No. 1, 2015, News, The Storybook Home Journal issues


The story from My Father's Captivity featured on LDS Living

By Al R. Young An article entitled "POW Survivor, Convert: I'd Endure It All Again Just to Have the Book of Mormon", summarizing the narrative presented in My Father's Captivity, appeared today on LDS Living.... Read more »

Tags: My Father’s Captivity, 3rd-party Publications, 2015, News