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The Miracle Of Forgiveness by Al Young

The Miracle Of Forgiveness

{ The Woman Taken In Adultery }
Pre-mounted Giclées on canvas (gatorboard)
High-grade canvas artwork reproductions pre-mounted to durable gatorboard for easy framing without glass.
12" x 16"$140.0014" x 18"$175.0016" x 23.75"$250.00
12" x 17.75"$152.0016" x 20"$215.0018" x 24"$280.00
Giclées on canvas (unmounted canvas roll)
Larger rolled canvas prints with a 2-inch margin for the customer to mount the print to stretcher bars at a local framing store or art center. No glass needed.
20" x 24"$228.0020" x 29.5"$274.0024" x 35.5"$383.0030" x 44.25"$581.00
18" x 26.75"$229.0020" x 30"$278.0024" x 36"$388.0033" x 48.75"$698.00
20" x 28"$261.0024" x 30"$328.0030" x 40"$528.00
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High-grade art reproductions available on photo paper (in sizes 12x18 and larger) or on high-quality 9pt (100#) paper. Combined shipping available for most smaller sizes.
12" x 16"$40.0018" x 24"$74.0020" x 30"$97.0030" x 44.25"$198.00
12" x 17.75"$43.0018" x 26.5"$80.0024" x 30"$114.0033" x 48.75"$237.00
14" x 18"$49.0020" x 24"$80.0024" x 35.5"$132.00
16" x 20"$58.0020" x 28"$91.0024" x 36"$134.00
16" x 23.75"$66.0020" x 29.5"$96.0030" x 34"$155.00
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Original oil painting$17,910.00
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And early in the morning he came again into the temple, and all the people came unto him; and he sat down, and taught them.

And the scribes and Pharisees brought unto him a woman taken in adultery; and when they had set her in the midst,

They say unto him, Master, this woman was taken in adultery, in the very act.

Now Moses in the a law commanded us, that such should be stoned: but what sayest thou?

This they said, tempting him, that they might have to accuse him. But Jesus stooped down, and with his finger wrote on the ground, as though he heard them not.

So when they continued asking him, he lifted up himself, and said unto them, He that is without sin among you, let him first cast a stone at her.

And again he stooped down, and wrote on the ground.

And they which heard it, being convicted by their own conscience, went out one by one, beginning at the eldest, even unto the last: and Jesus was left alone, and the woman standing in the midst.

When Jesus had lifted up himself, and saw none but the woman, he said unto her, Woman, where are those thine accusers? hath no man condemned thee?

She said, No man, Lord. And Jesus said unto her, Neither do I condemn thee: go, and sin no more.

John 8:2-11

The story behind The Miracle Of Forgiveness

John 8:2-11 tells of the woman taken in adultery, and that when her accusers departed she was left standing in the midst. This painting of the woman is not the moment of accusation or judgment, but the moment of forgiveness. It is the moment of gratitude as light and life flow down from Heaven like a waterfall of renewal, when the first rays of returning hope bathe the blessed soul of one forgiven. This is the moment when the work and glory of God blossom to fruition as the miracle of His forgiveness binds up the wounded heart. That is why there are two light sources: The Savior's countenance shining on her from the right, and the light of Heaven from above answering the Savior's word.

Symbolism in The Miracle Of Forgiveness

Like the marred stone in this painting, sin disfigures the temple of our beings and our dreams. It fills us with shame before the piercing gaze of God. It casts us into depths of isolation where the enemy of our soul hunts us in the dark. And, instead of being arrayed in purity consistent with that holy image and likeness in which God made us, this woman appears in the blood-red color of her sin. Hanging by a thread about her neck a swallow falls beneath the sun; a solitary swallow (also symbolic of liberty) who by nature mates for life.  This is a painting of the condescension of God, whose work and glory is to bring to pass the immortality and eternal life of man (Moses 1:39).  So it is that He descends below all things to find and heal each marred and fallen soul.

Curatorial Details

The panel is Masonite. Several gesso layers were applied directly to the panel. The gesso was manufactured by Utrecht Mfg. Corp., 6 Corporate Dr., Cranbury, New Jersey 08512 USA. Oil paints used in the creation of this painting include Rembrandt colors manufactured by Royal Talens, P.O. Box 4, Apeldoorn, Holland; M. Graham & Co., West Linn, Oregon 97068 USA; and Gamblin Artists Colors, PO Box 15009, Portland, Oregon 97293 USA. The medium used was Walnut Alkyd Medium, also manufactured by M. Graham & Co. The painting is coated with Cold Wax Medium (beeswax), also manufactured by Gamblin.
© By Al Young, All Rights Reserved. You may not print, copy, or reproduce this artwork or make derivative works from it without the prior written consent of the copyright holder. For permissions, please review our FAQ page.

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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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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.

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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 »

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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.

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Exhibits: Artist interviews featured online with exhibit

By Al R. Young Recorded interviews with Al, Ashton, and Elspeth are now part of the online venue for the Ninth International Art Competition sponsored by The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints.

Recorded last February, each interview accompanies the artists' paintings on display at the Church Museum in Salt Lake City, as well as the Internet site for the exhibit.... Read more »

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Exhibits: Interviews filmed for upcoming exhibit

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Exhibits: International Competition Features the Artists of Al Young Studios

By Al R. Young The 9th International Art Competition and exhibit, sponsored by the Church History Museum, will feature three oil paintings from artists of Al Young Studios.  The exhibit opens Friday, March 16, 2012 and lasts through Sunday, October 14, 2012.

The original oil paintings to be included in the exhibition were selected from among 1,156 entries.

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Project Commentaries: The Miracle Of Forgiveness by Al R. Young

By Al R. Young Al is days away from completing his latest painting referenced in our April 13th post.  Check back for a sneak peek at the finished painting!... Read more »

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Illustration: The Miracle Of Forgiveness

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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Tags: The Miracle Of Forgiveness, 2010, People and Stories of the Bible

Al R. Young completes new oil painting - "The Miracle Of Forgiveness"

By Al R. Young The Miracle Of Forgiveness is the newest oil painting to be added to the line of original artworks from Al Young Studios.

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