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I Will Uphold Thee - Original oil painting

I Will Uphold Thee - Original oil painting

Original Sold--no longer available

30 x 52 in. Made in the USA. Categories: Caroline Rollins, Elspeth Young, Figure, I Will Uphold Thee, Mary Elizabeth Rollins, Oil painting & Pioneer


I Will Uphold Thee - Original oil painting by Elspeth Young

I Will Uphold Thee - 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: I Will Uphold Thee 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: I Will Uphold Thee, 2020, Exhibits


Blank Art Diaries: In Their Footsteps features pioneer commentaries and original artworks from Al Young Studios

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.

In Their Footsteps: A Personal Journal  features 29 original artworks consisting of 18 original oil paintings from the Artists of Al Young Studios, 2 images from the Studios' Limited Editions Collection, four artworks from Ashton' private portfolio, and five pencil drawings from Al's private portfolio... Read more »

Tags: Meadow, Charity, In The High Valley, Mountain Home, Sara Crewe, The Dawning Of A Brighter Day, 3.30.0028.000, Far Away In The West, 3.30.0243.000, There The Saints Will Be Blessed, 3.30.0277.000, Green And Pleasant Land, I Will Uphold Thee,...


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 »

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Many firsts

By Al R. Young
Today commemorates the 160th anniversary of the event this painting depicts.  The two courageous young women represented in this image saved stacks of precious pages of sacred text from a bloodthirsty mob hundreds strong.  In honor of the day (and with Pioneer Day coming shortly), we thought readers might enjoy just a few highlighted entries from Elspeth's extensive painting log kept during the painting process in 2011:
 9 August. 

I had a very successful photo shoot with the models for the Book of Commandments painting... Read more »

Tags: I Will Uphold Thee, 2012, Costume and props, Pioneer Art Collection


Elspeth C. Young completes new oil painting - "I Will Uphold Thee"

By Al R. Young I Will Uphold Thee 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: I Will Uphold Thee, 2011, Elspeth C. Young, Legacy, News, Oil paintings and prints, Pioneer Art Collection


Period costuming and document facsimiles

By Elspeth C. Young
Since early February of this year, Elspeth has been working on a painting of Mary Elizabeth and Caroline Rollins—two pioneer sisters who bravely saved what they could from a violent mob who destroyed the early Church's printing press July 20, 1833.  The painting depicts both teenage girls with the precious galley pages of The Book of Commandments which they salvaged while they were pursued by armed members of the mob. In desperation they sought refuge in a nearby cornfield--an occurrence Mary movingly described in her published autobiography... Read more »

Tags: I Will Uphold Thee, 2011, Costume and props, Pioneer Art Collection, Project commentaries, Tools supplies and operations