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The Substance Of Hope - Original oil painting

The Substance Of Hope - Original oil painting

Original Sold--no longer available

Part of Elspeth Young’s series of Women of the Bible paintings. Depicts Anna from Luke 2. Oil on panel. 24 in. x 36 in. Made in the USA. Categories: Anna, Elspeth Young, Figure, Interior, New Testament, Oil painting, The Substance Of Hope & Women of the Bible


The Substance Of Hope - Original oil painting by Elspeth Young

The Substance Of Hope - Original oil painting


by Elspeth Young

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We have framed our own artworks for more than 30 years, and during that time we have provided a variety of framing services to patrons upon request.  For many reasons—including constant changes 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 aproached, priced, and billed as constuling projects... Read more »

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Women of the New Testament by Camille Fronk Olson features illustrations from Al Young Studios

By Al R. Young Women of the New Testament by Camille Fronk Olson is the companion volume to Women of the Old Testament, published by Deseret Book in 2009.

The New Testament volume features fifty six illustrations from the Artists of Al Young Studios, listed here under the Studios' fine art collections and portfolios to which they belong.


From the Women of the Bible Fine Art CollectionFull-color details (cropped images) from the following 29 paintings appeared in the book (in the order in which they appear here)... Read more »

Tags: I Shall Be Whole, I Say Unto Thee, Arise, The Windows Of Heaven, The Miracle Of Forgiveness, What Is Truth, Under Whose Wings Thou Art Come To Trust, Unto The City Of David, A Damsel Came To Hearken, By The Wayside, Living Water, Waiting...


Divinity of Women features five paintings by Elspeth Young

By Al R. Young The Divinity of Women by Heather Moore and Kent Brown, published by Covenant Communications, featured five paintings by Elspeth Young.  The artworks are part of Al Young Studios' Women of the Bible Fine Art Collection as well as its Heroes of the Book of Mormon Fine Art Collection.... Read more »

Tags: Waiting For The Promise, The Substance Of Hope, Is Anything Too Hard For The Lord, The Promised Land, For This Child I Prayed, 3rd-party Publications, 2013, News


The Substance Of Hope by Elspeth Young appears in Liahona magazine

By Al R. Young The Substance Of Hope, by Elspeth Young, appeared in an article in the June 2012 issue of the Liahona magazine, published by The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints.  The painting is part of Al Young Studios' Women of the Bible Fine Art Collection.... Read more »

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The Substance Of Hope by Elspeth Young appears in Ensign Magazine

By Al R. Young The Substance Of Hope, by Elspeth Young, appeared in an article in the June 2012 issue of the Ensign Magazine, published by The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints.  The painting is part of Al Young Studios' Women of the Bible Fine Art Collection.... Read more »

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The Substance of Hope by Elspeth Young featured in December 2011 Ensign

By Al R. Young
Elspeth's painting of Anna the Prophetess, entitled The Substance of Hope (pictured left), is featured on page 33 of the December 2011 Ensign Magazine.  The painting illustrates the following quotation from Patrick Kearon:

"We learn from Anna's experience that we can live faithfully through all weathers if we are consistent in our fasting and prayer and if we do not depart from the temple in our hearts. If we haven't yet had the opportunity to travel to a temple and receive its blessings, we can still enjoy the blessings that flow into our lives when we worthily hold a temple recommend... Read more »

Tags: The Substance Of Hope, 3rd-party Publications, 2011, News


2011 Deseret Book wall calendar features 13 oil paintings from Al Young Studios

By Al R. Young The 2011 Calendar: Women of the New Testament, published by Deseret Book, featured 13 original oil paintings from Al Young Studios, ten by Elspeth Young and three by Al R. Young.  Twelve of the paintings are part of Al Young Studios' Women of the Bible Fine Art Collection.  One painting is part of The Messiah Collection.

Commentaries (in the calendar) accompanying each painting provide a reference passage from the Bible, a summary of the character featured in the painting, and an artist's commentary concerning the painting itself... Read more »

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Ensign Magazine features four of Elspeth's oil paintings

By Al R. Young The June 2007 issue of the Ensign Magazine, published by The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, featured four oil paintings by Elspeth Young.  The first painting in the following list appeared as the inside front cover.  A section entitled "'For She Loved Much' (Luke 7:47): Women of the New Testament" featured two more of Elspeth's original oil paintings from the Women of the Bible Fine Art Collection, as well as a fourth painting no longer available from Al Young Studios... Read more »

Tags: That Good Part, The Substance Of Hope, Forsaking All, 3rd-party Publications, 2007, News


Liahona magazine features four of Elspeth's oil paintings

By Al R. Young The June 2007 issue of the Liahona, published by The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, featured four oil paintings by Elspeth Young.  The first painting in the following list appeared as the inside back cover.  A section entitled "'For She Loved Much' (Luke 7:47): Women of the New Testament" featured two more of Elspeth's original oil paintings from the Women of the Bible Fine Art Collection, as well as a fourth painting no longer available from Al Young Studios... Read more »

Tags: That Good Part, The Substance Of Hope, Forsaking All, 3rd-party Publications, 2007, News


Illustration: The Substance Of Hope

By Al R. Young
High-resolution digital copies are available from the Studios for use as illustrations.  Use the serial number—appearing below the thumbnail—in requesting permission from the Studios (see links at the bottom of this page for detail).


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The original image is available for sale, please contact us for details... Read more »

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Elspeth C. Young completes new oil painting - "The Substance Of Hope"

By Al R. Young The Substance Of Hope 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 »

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