New Issue of the Storybook Home Shipped - Christmas at Haworth

By Al R. Young The Christmas at Haworth issue of The Storybook Home Journal is now available from Al Young Studios.  This issue features these regular sections:Decorating - Near Christmas (4 pages)Hearth - Quite a Treasure (4 pages)Kitchen - Deep in Bread-making (5 pages)Music - Music I Love, But Never Strain (2 pages)Garden - Of Everlasting Flowers (3 pages)Workshops - In Gilt Frames (1 page)Garret - The Song of Ishanor, part 1 (4 pages)Christmas at Haworth is the 103rd issue of the Journal, published bi-monthly since November 2000... Read more »

Tags: Vol. 17 No. 1, 2016, News, The Storybook Home Journal issues


The Papers of Seymore Wainscott: A word from the author

By Al R. Young
In 1959, I accompanied my parents on a trip to Fort Eustis, Virginia, situated on the north shore of the James River not far from George Washington's headquarters at York Town.  Like many of our family vacations, Dad combined work with pleasure to help fund the trip, which meant that much of the sightseeing took place around his work, either in the watercolor light of early morning or the soft shadows of late evening; dreamy times of day when the world either stirs to wakefulness or gathers itself to sleep... Read more »

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The Papers of Seymore Wainscott TM by Al R. Young (overview)

By Al R. Young purchase novellas constituting the papers (updated 2017 March 22)
The novellas constituting this product are available for purchase directly and solely from Al Young Studios.  They are not available in retail outlets.  Novellas are printed on demand, and can be purchased individually or in groups in any configuration desired.

publication announcements (updated 2017 March 22)
Novellas are published as they are completed.  Publication announcements appear here and on the Al Young Studios' Facebook page... Read more »

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The Papers of Seymore Wainscott — Travels-in-Scotland volume 1 now available

By Al R. Young

During the White Pavilion correspondence in 1796, Seymore searched through his archive for mementos of his 1761 trip to Scotland and the ensuing aerovoyage by balloon from the Firth of Clyde to the Firth of Forth.  Upon finding the diary, in which he had long ago begun recording his overland travels from Kirkudbright to Ayr, he sent his daughter a transcript of it in the hope that she might not only enjoy reading it, but find important corollaries between his balloon adventures and the making and maintaining of home... Read more »

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The Papers of Seymore Wainscott — White Pavilion novellas now available

By Al R. Young Two excerpts from Seymore's own writing on the subject of home—presented in The White Pavilion correspondence—best express the primary focus of these novellas:History that is concerned only with government and war, with territory and money, with discovery and invention, is merely the history of consequences.  The history of home and family is the history of causes.    (Seymore Wainscott to Merrinand Woodruff, 1785 August 16)And this declaration:Home provides the consummate opportunity for expression and renewal of the soul... Read more »

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The Papers of Seymore Wainscott — Bevel Wainscott novella now available

By Al R. Young While the Boxwood Folios  introduce The Papers of Seymore Wainscott, this novella more particularly introduces Seymore.  It does so by presenting Seymore's draft biography of his father.  The document is a very early and partial draft that focuses primarily upon Seymore's childhood and his own experiences resulting from his father's decision to pursue self-employment as a consulting burrower  (an established guild among the lytfolc that is essentially analogous to civil engineering)... Read more »

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New Issue of the Storybook Home Shipped - Autumn at Haworth Parsonage

By Al R. Young The Autumn at Haworth Parsonage issue of The Storybook Home Journal is now available from Al Young Studios.  This issue features these regular sections:Decorating - But there was taste everywhere (6 pages)Hearth - Drawing suits me best (4 pages)Kitchen - Her old Belgian modes (5 pages)Garden - He understands garden weel (3 pages)Workshops - Artistical lumber (2 pages)Garret - The City of the Moon (3 pages)Autumn at Haworth Parsonage is the 102nd issue of the Journal, published bi-monthly since November 2000... Read more »

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Elspeth C. Young completes new oil painting - "The Pure In Heart"

By Al R. Young The Pure In Heart 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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New Issue of the Storybook Home Shipped - The Mystery of Nancy Drew

By Al R. Young The The Mystery of Nancy Drew issue of The Storybook Home Journal is now available from Al Young Studios.  This issue features these regular sections:Decorating - Spic and Span (3 pages)Hearth - Clues to Nancy's Cloche (2 pages)Kitchen - Let's Have a Snack (6 pages)Garden - Larkspur Lane (5 pages)Workshops - That Looked to Be Very Old (2 pages)Bookshelf - Carolyn Keene & Co (2 pages)Garret - The Journey to Deeping Marr (3 pages)The Mystery of Nancy Drew is the 101st issue of the Journal, published bi-monthly since November 2000... Read more »

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The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints purchases There Is Help For You by Elspeth Young

By Al R. Young The original oil painting There Is Help For You, by Elspeth Young, was recently purchased by The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints.  Inasmuch as all copyrights to the painting remain the property of the artist, paper prints and giclee-canvas reproductions of the painting will remain available directly and exclusively from Al Young Studios.  Requests to publish or otherwise reproduce the image in any manner should also be directed to Al Young Studios.

"Among the most compelling and tragic trails of the Mormon western migration," according to Laura Allred Hurtado, global acquisitions art curator for the Church, "is that of the Willie and Martin handcart companies... Read more »

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Tanner M. Young publishes new Fine Art Photography during July '16

Browse a gallery of Fine Art Photography taken during July 2016.... Read more »

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Elspeth C. Young completes new oil painting - "Behold Your Little Ones"

By Al R. Young Behold Your Little Ones 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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New Issue of the Storybook Home Shipped - The Red House

By Al R. Young The The Red House issue of The Storybook Home Journal is now available from Al Young Studios.  This issue features these regular sections:Decorating - The Loafery (4 pages)Hearth - A Real Feeling For Line (3 pages)Kitchen - Such A Jolly Lunch (4 pages)Music - I Must Go Out On Sundays (1 page)Garden - A Moment For Gardening (6 pages)Workshops - More Books If You Like (2 pages)Garret - A Most Inspiring Day (3 pages)The Red House is the 100th issue of the Journal, published bi-monthly since November 2000... Read more »

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Al and Elspeth speak at 2016 Education Conference

By Al R. Young Participation in the annual Education Conference hosted by Southern Virginia University typically involves speaking in person; however, immunological issues associated with Al’s CLL (Chronic Lymphocytic Leukemia) precluded doing so.  The director for the 2016 Conference authorized Elspeth and Al to participate by means of a recorded presentation.  Links on this page take you to the full presentations produced by the Studios specifically for this year’s Conference.... Read more »

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Fine Art Framing: Al Young Studios' custom framing services for original artworks and giclees (overview)

By Al R. Young
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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Artworks created for LDS temples (overview)

By Al R. Young
All artworks in the Temple Fine Art Collection have been acquired by The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints for presentation in temples constructed and maintained by the Church.  Because "Latter-day Saint temples are considered houses of God, a place of holiness and peace separate from the preoccupations of the world,"   (see Temples at mormonnewsroom.org) the Church acquires not only the original paintings produced for presentation in its temples, but all copyrights to the artworks as well... Read more »

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Site update summary

By Al R. Young
A site update on 2016 May 5, featured the following enhancements:The Temple Fine Art Collection  has been added to the site’s art gallery.  This is possible in consequence of a license from the copyright holder; nevertheless, nothing has changed concerning the availability of prints through Al Young Studios.

Several changes have been made to the site’s user interface.  Some of the major changes include:The background image for the home page now features Below The Mountain by Tanner Young... Read more »

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Project Commentaries: There Is Help For You (Patience Loader) by Elspeth Young

By Al R. Young There Is Help For You (Patience Loader) was painted by the artist in the studios at BenHaven.

Dimensions (unframed width x height)
40 in. x 58 in.

Support
Panel

Milestones
Research commences - December 2013
Painting commences - March 2014
Painting completed - March 2016

Equipment
Creating a painting often involves creating or modifying tools or making improvements to the studio itself.  This painting project necessitated the following activities in terms of tools, supplies, and operations... Read more »

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Project Commentaries: The Dawning Of A Brighter Day (Joseph Smith) by Al R. Young

By Al R. Young The Dawning Of A Brighter Day (Joseph Smith) was painted by the artist in the studios at BenHaven.

dimensions (unframed width x height)
37.75 in. x 44.5 in.

support
Panel

milestones
Photo shoot for figure – 2009 May
Brushwork begins on original composition – 2011 October
Photo shoot from which fruit tree was taken – 2012 April
New composition formulated and brushwork begins – 2012 May
Painting completed – 2014 December

Based on regular entries in the project journal for this painting, creation of the artwork involved approximately 107 sessions (from composition and panel preparation to completion of brushwork)... Read more »

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New Issue of the Storybook Home Shipped - Dear Enemy

By Al R. Young The Dear Enemy issue of The Storybook Home Journal is now available from Al Young Studios.  This issue features these regular sections:Decorating - So Many Things Crying to be Done (5 pages)Hearth - Engaged with Colored Pencils (5 pages)Kitchen - Delightful Surprises (5 pages)Garden - Little Private Gardens (3 pages)Workshops - The Handicraft Side (2 pages)Garret - Into the Land of the Giants (3 pages)Dear Enemy is the 99th issue of the Journal, published bi-monthly since November 2000... Read more »

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Annual Spring Salon Features There Is Help For You by Elspeth Young

By Al R. Young
Elspeth Young’s recently completed oil painting of Patience Loader is featured in the 92nd Annual Spring Salon sponsored by the Springville Museum of Art, Springville, Utah.  Out of the nearly 800 artworks submitted, 230 were selected for exhibition.  Elspeth was also one of ten artists to receive a cash award for her artwork.

The frame for the painting was created by Ashton Young.

Artworks from the Studios featured in the exhibit:

There Is Help For You... Read more »

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Project Commentaries: Ashton Young creates a custom, rustic frame for There Is Help For You

By Al R. Young
Ashton Young completed the design and fabrication of this frame in April 2016 in the workshops at BenHaven.  The roughness of the frame’s weathered wood represents the handcart and the ruggedness of the subject’s ordeal.  Elspeth’s hand-painted chickadee in the lower left of the frame’s liner extends to the viewer the same message of hope represented by the chickadees perched in the tree limbs above the figure.... Read more »

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Elspeth C. Young completes new oil painting - "There Is Help For You"

By Al R. Young There Is Help For You 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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New Issue of the Storybook Home Shipped - Ayala's Angel

By Al R. Young The Ayala's Angel issue of The Storybook Home Journal is now available from Al Young Studios.  This issue features these regular sections:Decorating - At the Bijou (6 pages)Hearth - Sharing The Light (6 pages)Kitchen - Good Gifts and Pretty Ways (4 pages)Garden - And Primroses (2 pages)Workshops - The Loveliest Locks (2 pages)Garret - The Treasure of Lincloudon (3 pages)Ayala's Angel is the 98th issue of the Journal, published bi-monthly since November 2000... Read more »

Tags: Vol. 16 No. 2, 2016, News, The Storybook Home Journal issues


Elspeth C. Young completes new oil painting - "A Labor Of Love"

By Al R. Young A Labor Of Love 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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Elspeth C. Young completes new oil painting - "Carry On"

By Al R. Young Carry On 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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Elspeth's painting of Mary Wanlass featured on LDS Living

By Al R. Young An article entitled Little-Known Stories & What You Should Look for Inside the Provo City Center Temple featured Carry On, by Elspeth, as one of three artworks (among the nineteen artworks presented in the Temple) whose stories "cause them to stand out from the rest."... Read more »

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Elspeth Young completes new oil painting - Carry On (Mary Wanlass)

By Al R. Young Elspeth's original oil painting of Mary Wanlass is unavailable for purchase or viewing online because it and its copyright are exclusive to LDS Temples.
Carry On (Mary Wanlass) , completed in 2015, was painted by the artist in the studios at BenHaven.  The completed oil painting was subsequently acquired by The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints for use in LDS temples, and the Church also acquired all copy rights pertaining to the artwork.  Consequently, no prints of the painting are available for purchase... Read more »

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