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The Blessings Afar Off - Original oil painting

The Blessings Afar Off - Original oil painting

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14 x 18 in. Framed original oil painting. Made in the USA. Categories: Elspeth Young, Figure, Oil painting, The Blessings Afar Off & Women of the Bible

The Blessings Afar Off - Original oil painting by Elspeth Young

The Blessings Afar Off - 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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Gallery Walk: The Blessings Afar Off by Elspeth Young

By Elspeth C. Young

the story in this painting
the creation of this painting
The easel at which Elspeth works was designed and made by Al in 1992.  Since then, it has been modified several times.  The most recent major addition was the framework at which Elspeth is working in the foregoing photograph

For years, I have enjoyed painting Nigerians, Haitians, Ethiopians, African Americans, and a host of other races besides—Mestizo, Native American, Filipino, Oriental, Latino.  The list goes on... Read more »

Tags: The Blessings Afar Off, 2020, Exhibits

After puzzling for three and a half years

By Elspeth C. Young The Blessings Afar Off was painted by the artist in the studios at Ben Haven.

Dimensions (unframed width x height)
14 in. x 18 in.


Research commences - July 2015
Painting completed - March 2019

This section presents only one or two items that may be of interest to professional artists, amateurs, and others interested in the work of the Studios.

These excerpts from Elspeth's Painting Diary during the creation of this painting provide a glimpse of the nature of this project:

February 11, 2019
January 5th I began work in earnest on a 14- x 18-inch panel, using leftover paint at the end of each session working on another project, to rough-in a background for the stucco layer for the new painting of my grandmother... Read more »

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Elspeth C. Young completes new oil painting - "The Blessings Afar Off"

By Al R. Young The Blessings Afar Off 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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