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As It Began To Dawn - Original oil painting

As It Began To Dawn - Original oil painting

Original Sold--no longer available

Part of Elspeth Young’s series of Women of the Bible paintings. Depicts Mary Magdalene from Matthew 28. Oil on panel, 26 in. x 39 in. Made in the USA. Categories: As It Began To Dawn, Elspeth Young, Figure, Interior, Mary Magdalene, New Testament, Oil painting, The Messiah & Women of the Bible


As It Began To Dawn - Original oil painting by Elspeth Young

As It Began To Dawn - Original oil painting


by Elspeth Young

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Custom framing services for original artworks and giclees (overview)

By Al R. Young
only high-end custom frames
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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Gallery Walk: As it Began to Dawn by Elspeth Young

By Elspeth C. Young

the story in this painting
the creation of this paintingOriginal artworks produced by the Artists of Al Young Studios are part of themed collections because the Studios is organized after the pattern of the Renaissance workshops of the old masters.  The Artists take the long view of their work as being a lifetime journey toward mastery of artistic expression through selected techniques, reaching as far back as the 16th century.  Artists work as peers in an intensely creative community in which each artist pursues his or her own work as part of the group's philosophy... Read more »

Tags: As It Began To Dawn, 2020, Exhibits


2015 scripture-reading schedule features artwork by Elspeth Young

By Al R. 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


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...


Blank Art Diaries: Edition of At Home now available as spiral-bound art diary

By Al R. Young This blank-book journal sells for $32 (plus shipping) direct from Al Young Studios.  Printed in full color on heavy paper, the book is bound with black plastic spiral to rest flat when open.

At Home: A Personal Journal  features 128 original artworks consisting of 51 original oil paintings from the Artists of Al Young Studios, 44 images from the Studios' Limited Editions Collection, nine pen and ink drawings and block prints by Ashton, seven of Al's exquisitely crafted pencil drawings, and one lithograph from his private portfolios... Read more »

Tags: North Shore, Nasturtium, Wald Kirche, Scabiosa, Foxglove, Narcissus on beige paper, July, Columbine, Maine, Final Draft, Unfurling, Back Shore, Summer's End, Gifts of Morn, Black-eyed Susan, Land's End, Solitude, The Limberlost, Perdita,


Edition of Inspirations now available as spiral-bound art diary

By Al R. Young This blank-book journal sells for $32 (plus shipping) direct from Al Young Studios.  Printed in full color on heavy paper, the book is bound with black plastic spiral to rest flat when open.

Inspirations features 163 artworks along with 53 commentaries—written by the Artists of Al Young Studios especially for this journal—on such topics as their creative process, the creative environment of the Studios, technical approaches to their artwork, and inspiration from the works of other artists... Read more »

Tags: Untitled, In the Clearing, Anne Girl, Spring Rain, Journey's End, Enchanted Stillness, Bedtime Story, In The High Valley, Mountain Home, And I Will Not Deny The Christ, Sara Crewe, And My Soul Hungered, 3.00.0246.010, The Road To Melek, We...


Liahona magazine features As It Began To Dawn by Elspeth Young

By Al R. Young As It Began To Dawn, by Elspeth Young, was the inside front cover in the May 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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As It Began To Dawn by Elspeth Young featured in Ensign Magazine

By Al R. Young As It Began To Dawn, by Elspeth Young, was the inside front cover in the May 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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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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Exhibits: Easter story featured at Museum of Church History and Art

By Al R. Young
The Museum of Church History and Art in Salt Lake City opened an Easter exhibit this month featuring four paintings from Al Young Studios. The exhibit, located in one of the galleries on the main floor, runs until May of this year.

The museum is located at 45 North West Temple Street. Parking and other information are available on the Museum pages at the Church's web site.

Both of Elspeth's paintings featured in the exhibit come from the Women of the Bible Series: As It Began to Dawn, her painting of Mary Magdalene preparing to visit the tomb, and Blessed Is She That Believed, her painting of Mary at Pentecost... Read more »

Tags: And I Will Not Deny The Christ, I Shall Be Whole, Blessed Is She That Believed, As It Began To Dawn, 2010, Exhibits, News, Women of the Bible Art Collection


Exhibits: Four paintings to appear in Easter exhibit

By Al R. Young Final preparations are being made for the presentation of four paintings, from Al Young Studios, scheduled to appear in an upcoming Easter fine art exhibition. Details of the exhibit will be announced by the sponsor; however, the four paintings to be included from the Studios are Blessed Is She That Believed and As It Began To Dawn, both by Elspeth Young, and I Shall Be Whole and And I Will Not Deny The Christ - Moroni, two paintings by Al Young.

The two paintings by Elspeth, as well as Al's painting entitled I Shall Be Whole, are part of the Studio's ongoing Women in Scripture project... Read more »

Tags: And I Will Not Deny The Christ, I Shall Be Whole, Blessed Is She That Believed, As It Began To Dawn, 2010, Exhibits, News