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New Issue of the Storybook Home Shipped - The Christmas that Changed Everything

By Al R. Young The The Christmas that Changed Everything issue of The Storybook Home Journal is now available from Al Young Studios.  This issue features these regular sections:Decorating - Keeping Cozy (2 pages)Hearth - They Were Exquisite! (2 pages)Kitchen - (6 pages)Music - One of My Favorite Christmas Carols (2 pages)Garden - At Least One Snowman (4 pages)Workshops - Lovingly Worked Magic (3 pages)Bookshelf - The Book that Changed Everything (4 pages)Garret - Things as they Really Are (2 pages)The Christmas that Changed Everything is the 121st issue of the Journal, published bi-monthly since November 2000... Read more »

Tags: Vol. 20 No. 1, 2019, News, The Storybook Home Journal issues


New Issue of the Storybook Home Shipped - The Family at Misrule

By Al R. Young The The Family at Misrule issue of The Storybook Home Journal is now available from Al Young Studios.  This issue features these regular sections:Decorating - The Room You Might Expect (4 pages)Hearth - Make a Wish (1 page)Kitchen - Longed for More (7 pages)Music - To Make a Song (2 pages)Garden - The Most Wonderfullest Tree (4 pages)Workshops - Growing Up (3 pages)Garret - Planning our Escape (2 pages)The Family at Misrule is the 120th issue of the Journal, published bi-monthly since November 2000... Read more »

Tags: Vol. 19 No. 6, 2019, News, The Storybook Home Journal issues


Ensign and Liahona Magazines feature Elspeth's painting of the Savior

By Al R. Young The following painting is an inside cover in both of these magazines.The Very Thought Of Thee... Read more »

Tags: The Very Thought Of Thee, 3rd-party Publications, 2019, News


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.

Support
Panel

Milestones
Research commences - July 2015
Painting completed - March 2019

Methodology
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 »

Tags: The Blessings Afar Off, 2019, Project commentaries


New Issue of the Storybook Home Shipped - Seven Little Australians

By Al R. Young The Seven Little Australians issue of The Storybook Home Journal is now available from Al Young Studios.  This issue features these regular sections:Decorating - Surprise at the Room (2 pages)Hearth - The Birds of Krangi-Bahtoo (2 pages)Kitchen - So They Ate It (6 pages)Music - I Do Wish I Could Sing (2 pages)Garden - Where They Left Little Judy (5 pages)Workshops - Surprised at the Room (1 page)Bookshelf - Ethel Turner (4 pages)Garret - The Hiding Place (2 pages)Seven Little Australians is the 119th issue of the Journal, published bi-monthly since November 2000... Read more »

Tags: Vol. 19 No. 5, 2019, News, The Storybook Home Journal issues


Ensign Magazine article about Phebe features Elspeth's artwork

By Al R. Young This brief article presented New Testament commentary and study aids.Here Bring Your Wounded Hearts... Read more »

Tags: Here Bring Your Wounded Hearts, 3rd-party Publications, 2019, News


New Issue of the Storybook Home Shipped - Sundborn Summer

By Al R. Young The Sundborn Summer issue of The Storybook Home Journal is now available from Al Young Studios.  This issue features these regular sections:Decorating - In One Word: Personal (5 pages)Hearth - Back to Dalarna (1 page)Kitchen - Larsson Lagom (13 pages)Music - Already at the Piano (2 pages)Garden - Where Kersti was Working (3 pages)Workshops - Back to Dalarna (2 pages)Garret - Another Treasure (2 pages)Sundborn Summer is the 118th issue of the Journal, published bi-monthly since November 2000... Read more »

Tags: Vol. 19 No. 4, 2019, News, The Storybook Home Journal issues


My problem and I were not alone

By Al R. Young This handmade, original oil painting was created by the artist in the studios at Ben Haven.
It is part of The Isles of Rune Project, an ongoing creative endeavor of the Artists of Al Young Studios.  
Read more . . .

milestones
Composition finalized — 2017 February
Brushwork begins — 2017 February
Painting completed — 2017 September

Based on regular entries in the project journal for this painting, creation of the artwork involved approximately 22 sessions (from composition and panel preparation to completion of brushwork)... Read more »

Tags: A Very Ancient Song, 2019, Project commentaries, Tips and techniques


Ready to pick up where I left off

By Al R. Young Under Whose Wings Thou Art Come to Trust was painted by the artist in the studios at Ben Haven.

dimensions (unframed width x height)
35 3/8 in. x 76 7/16 in.

support
Panel

milestones
Research begins — 2003 January
Composition begins — 2012 August
Brushwork begins — 2013 December
Painting completed — 2014 May

equipment
Creating a painting often involves creating or modifying tools or making improvements to the studio itself... Read more »

Tags: Under Whose Wings Thou Art Come To Trust, 2019, Color, Project commentaries, Tips and techniques, Women of the Bible Art Collection


You can't just paint over it

By Al R. Young This handmade, original oil painting was created by the artist in the studios at Ben Haven.
It is part of The Isles of Rune Project, an ongoing creative endeavor of the Artists of Al Young Studios.  
Read more . . .

milestones
Composition finalized — 2017 March
Brushwork begins — 2017 March
Painting completed — 2018 February

Based on regular entries in the project journal for this painting, creation of the artwork involved approximately 32 sessions (from composition and panel preparation to completion of brushwork)... Read more »

Tags: Lands That Were, 2019, Project commentaries, Tips and techniques


Yachting, inconveniences and studio workflow

By Al R. Young This handmade, original oil painting was created by the artist in the studios at Ben Haven.
It is part of The Isles of Rune Project, an ongoing creative endeavor of the Artists of Al Young Studios.  
Read more . . .

milestones
Composition finalized — 2017 February
Brushwork begins — 2017 March
Painting completed — 2017 August

Based on regular entries in the project journal for this painting, creation of the artwork involved approximately 25 sessions (from composition and panel preparation to completion of brushwork)... Read more »

Tags: Under The Northern Mountains, 2019, Project commentaries


Serendipity and solutions

By Elspeth C. Young Joy for Mourning (Rebecca Bearse Reed) was painted by the artist in the studios at Ben Haven.

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

Support
Panel

Milestones
Research commences - August 2018
Painting completed - December 2018

Methodology
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... Read more »

Tags: Joy For Mourning, 2019, Project commentaries


Spellbound by tenebrouse lighting

By Al R. Young What is Truth? was painted by the artist in the studios at Ben Haven.

dimensions (unframed width x height)
24 in. x 27.625 in.

support
Panel

milestones
Research begins — 2013 November
Composition begins — 2014 January
Brushwork begins — 2014 January
Painting completed — 2014 May

methodology
The inspiration for a painting can span many years.  For as long as I can remember, tenebrouse lighting has held me spellbound whether in painting, film, or daily life... Read more »

Tags: What Is Truth, 2019, Inspiration and creativity, Project commentaries, Tips and techniques, Women of the Bible Art Collection


Restoring an Arts and Crafts fireplace

By Ashton R. Young


visit our overview page for the
knight-mangum mansion renovation and restoration project... Read more »

Tags: 2019, Project commentaries


New Issue of the Storybook Home Shipped - Dandelion Cottage

By Al R. Young The Dandelion Cottage issue of The Storybook Home Journal is now available from Al Young Studios.  This issue features these regular sections:Decorating - A Splendid Sideboard (2 pages)Hearth - Between Everyone (3 pages)Kitchen - Be Very Entertaining (9 pages)Music - Behind the Organ (1 page)Garden - Their Precious Petunias (2 pages)Workshops - Exactly Right (1 page)Bookshelf - Little Things Count for a Great Deal, Sometimes (2 pages)Garret - The Eyne of Erigal (2 pages)Dandelion Cottage is the 117th issue of the Journal, published bi-monthly since November 2000... Read more »

Tags: Vol. 19 No. 3, 2019, News, The Storybook Home Journal issues


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 »

Tags: The Blessings Afar Off, 2019, Elspeth C. Young, Legacy, News, Oil paintings and prints, Women of the Bible Art Collection


Art lessons offered by Al Young Studios (overview)

By Elspeth C. Young We are often asked if we give art lessons, and we are delighted to answer, "Yes! in the form of publications and online resources."  For several years, we have been (and continue to be) hard at work designing art curriculum for all ages, interests, and abilities.  Please visit the links below for ordering information as well as free online helps.

Art materials needed for these lessons are intended to be as inexpensive, child-friendly, and non-toxic as possible.  Adult supervision is recommended if only for reading instructions... Read more »

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Storybook Life (overview)

By Nancy Young
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companion articles to issues of The Storybook Home Journal

.storybook life is a trademark of al young studios... Read more »

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New Issue of the Storybook Home Shipped - King Solomon's Mines

By Al R. Young The King Solomon's Mines issue of The Storybook Home Journal is now available from Al Young Studios.  This issue features these regular sections:Decorating - Foulata's Basket (3 pages)Hearth - Some Picture Painted (3 pages)Kitchen - Pangs of Hunger . . . Others Say the Same (5 pages)Garden - It Was a Paradise (5 pages)Workshops - An Earthenware Pot (1 page)Looking - Arrayed in a Similar Costume (4 pages)Garret - Trouble Afoot (2 pages)King Solomon's Mines is the 116th issue of the Journal, published bi-monthly since November 2000... Read more »

Tags: Vol. 19 No. 2, 2019, News, The Storybook Home Journal issues


Elspeth C. Young completes new oil painting - "Joy For Mourning"

By Al R. Young Joy For Mourning 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: Joy For Mourning, 2019, Elspeth C. Young, Legacy, News, Oil paintings and prints, Pioneer Art Collection


Al R. Young completes new oil painting - "A Very Ancient Song"

By Al R. Young A Very Ancient Song 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: A Very Ancient Song, 2019, Al R. Young, High Valley Art Collection, Legacy, News, Oil paintings and prints