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Project commentaries Articles


Heaven's help is the indispensable thing

By Elspeth C. Young This handmade, original oil painting was created by the artist in the studios at Ben Haven.

milestones
Painting completed — 2021 September

equipment created or modified for this project
None

dimensions (unframed width x height)
48 in. x 65 in.

support
Panel

costumes, miniatures, and props created for this project
None

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: 3.64.0505.000, 2021, Project commentaries, Tips and techniques


An example of stained glass plating

By Ashton R. Young This handmade, original work of stained glass was created by the artist in the studios at Ben Haven.  It was created for an exhibit conducted by the Chase Home Museum of Utah Folk Arts (Salt Lake City) and sponsored by the Utah Department of Cultural and Community Engagement.  Thirty Utah-based artists were selected to participate.
milestones
Proposal accepted for the invitational exhibition — 2021 February
Initial window design completed — 2021 March
Begins cutting glass — 2021 March
Window delivered for exhibit — 2021 June

Based on regular entries in the project journal for this window, creation of the artwork involved approximately 80 sessions... Read more »

Tags: 2021, Project commentaries, Stained glass, Tips and techniques


You do realize you're crazy?

By Al R. Young Rending the Veil was painted by the artist in the studios at Ben Haven.

dimensions (unframed width x height)
48 in. x 84 in.

support
Panel

milestones
Painting completed — 2021 May
Initial imprimatura of sky and land completed — 2020 January
Initial imprimatura of the city completed — 2018 June
Begins the imprimatura — 2015 May
Completes preparation of the support — 2015 May
Work begins on the composition for the painting — 2015 April

Based on regular entries in the project journal for this painting, creation of the artwork involved approximately 165 painting sessions (from composition and panel preparation to completion of brushwork)... Read more »

Tags: 3.00.0306.010, 2021, Project commentaries, Tips and techniques, Tools supplies and operations


Snapshot of an artist's workflow

By Al R. Young

This article is essentially an annotated snapshot of studio workflow (for my painting projects only) over the decade in which I worked on the following three paintings:Trailhead
Rending the Veil
Lunta jo VanoeStudio workflow and space utilization are also discussed in Yachting, inconveniences and studio workflow

There is a great deal more to painting, than painting, as everyone knows who maintains a studio and works on more than one painting project at a time.  These three projects, for example, combined to become a crucible in which my confidence as an artist, capable of starting and completing self-funded projects, was actually threatened... Read more »

Tags: 2021, Project commentaries, Tips and techniques, Tools supplies and operations


Alberti's veil and the Tao of art

By Al R. Young In both eastern and western traditions, one problem is at the intersection of concept and image: How to get the image from the artist to the surface or support on which the image will reside.  At a glance, this may sound like a matter so simple, so obvious, so basic that to focus on it is unnecessary.  But in the eastern tradition, an artist first assimilates the subject.  If, for example, the subject is landscape, the artist immerses him or her self in the subject for the purpose of putting the subject inside one's self; comprehending its essence or essentially becoming the subject... Read more »

Tags: 3.00.0306.010, 3.00.0307.010, 2021, Project commentaries, Tips and techniques, Tools supplies and operations


Many of these trees were my friends!

By Al R. Young Trailhead was painted by the artist in the studios at Ben Haven.

dimensions (unframed width x height)
47 in. x 60 in.

support
Panel

milestones
Painting completed — 2021 July
Wildfire devastates the Nebo area — 2018 September
Begins color work — 2016 July
Monochromatic imprimatura completed — 2015 May
Embarks on another imprimatura, on the same ground, using Burnt Sienna — 2015 January
Scrapes away all imprimatura done to date — 2015 January
Discovers that the imprimatura is not bonding with the ground — 2015 January
Experiments with using pottery shapers (rubber wedges) to paint miniatures — 2014 December
Discovers that insect infestation has destroyed the Nebo trailhead — 2012 June
Visits trailhead for another photo shoot, to obtain high-resolution photos — 2012 June
Embarks on painting composition — 2012 February
Takes referent photograph during visit to Nebo trailhead in the Wasatch Mountains — 2003 October

Based on regular entries in the project journal for this painting, creation of the artwork involved approximately 147 painting sessions (from composition and panel preparation to completion of brushwork)... Read more »

Tags: 3.00.0307.010, 2021, Project commentaries, Tips and techniques, Tools supplies and operations


Nothing is ever really wasted

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
Painting completed — 2021 July
Final composition (no. 14) of background implemented — 2021 May
Starts painting with new toxin-free palette — 2019 May
Brushwork begins — 2018 October
Prepares the support and ground — 2018 July
First composition completed — 2018 March
Dress and cloak completed — 2017 September
Preliminary photo shoot (first of 5) — 2017 July
Research and planning for costumes and shoots — 2017 June

Based on regular entries in the project journal for this painting, creation of the artwork involved approximately 142 painting sessions (from composition and panel preparation to completion of brushwork)... Read more »

Tags: 3.00.0302.010, 2021, Project commentaries, Tips and techniques, Tools supplies and operations


Ten disastrous minutes

By Elspeth C. Young Steadfastly Minded (Mary Soar Taylor)was painted by the artist in the studios at Ben Haven.

dimensions (unframed width x height)
23.75 in. x 36 in.

support
Panel

milestones
Painting research begins — 2014 May
Brushwork begins — 2014 October
Painting completed — Because of a studio accident, this painting was never completed

equipment created or modified for this project
Dress form (torso) created by the artist for studio costume-display

costumes, miniatures, and props created for this project
None... Read more »

Tags: Steadfastly Minded, 2021, Project commentaries


The team is paramount

By Al R. Young Tåkesangen (Song of the Mist) was painted by the artist in the studios at Ben Haven.

dimensions (unframed width x height)
30 3/8 in. x 42 3/8 in. — lefthand panel
8 ft. x 4 ft. — center panel
30 3/8 in. x 42 3/8 in. — righthand panel

support
Panel

milestones
Painting completed — 2020 August

Based on regular entries in the project journal for this painting, creation of the artworks involved approximately 83 sessions (from composition and panel preparation to completion of brushwork)... Read more »

Tags: 3.00.00304.010, 2020, Project commentaries


Pure waters

By Elspeth C. Young With the Just We Shall Dwell was painted by the artist in the studios at Ben Haven.

Dimensions (unframed width x height)
24 in. x 30 in.

Support
Panel

Milestones
Research commences - February 2016
Painting commences - November 2018
Painting completed - June 2020

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: With The Just We Shall Dwell, 2020, Project commentaries


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


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


Saving thousands of brushstrokes

By Elspeth C. Young If God So Clothe The Field (Margaretta Unwin Clark) was painted by the artist in the studios at Ben Haven.

Dimensions (unframed width x height)
86 in. x 47 in.

Support
Panel

Milestones
Research commences - May 2016
Painting commences - August 2016
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 »

Tags: If God So Clothe The Field, 2018, Project commentaries


Somewhere between John Singer Sargent and Jan van Eyck

By Al R. Young The Grey Havens was painted by the artist in the studios at Ben Haven.

dimensions (unframed width x height)
84 in. x 48 in.

support
Panel

milestones
Commission received and work begins — 2000
Painting completed — 2004 June

equipment created or modified for this project
Clamp-on glass-palette holder

costumes, miniatures, and props created for this project
None.

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: The Grey Havens, 2018, Project commentaries


Restoring a stairwell window from 1908

By Ashton R. Young
The first step was to perform an on-site evaluation of the window's condition.  The next step was preparing a report of visible damage; setting forth what damage might be discovered upon disassembling the windows; proposing a scenario for restoring the window; identifying dependencies and describing what restoration might look like; and suggesting a fee schedule for completing the work.  These are some of the photos from the on-site evaluation:

                              


The report identified the following categories of damage:

Cracked glass
Damaged came
Severely bowed came
Deteriorated glazing compound
Paint overspray and runs

With window casements and frames being repaired by other contractors, the Studios focused exclusively on the glass, which was to be remounted (without triple-glazing) into either refurbished or replacement frames and casements... Read more »

Tags: 2018, Project commentaries, Restoration and remodeling, Stained glass


A Studio in a Barn

By Al R. Young
supplemental material
to a series of workshops articles appearing in the following issues of the storybook home journal
"The Snug Outbuildings" - Lorna Doone (Vol 17 No 6)
"A Little Farm" - At Home for Christmas (Vol 18 No 1)
"A Bold Dash for the Barn" - The Scarlet Pimpernel (Vol 18 No 2)
introduction

Gifts are often something new or, if not new, at least valuable because of sentiment or significance.  Unprepossessing as it looked when the salvage of a 48-year-old fence was delivered to our driveway in the summer of 2014, it was indeed a gift, in every sense of the word... Read more »

Tags: 2017, Project commentaries, Workshops


It's time to sit in the snow again

By Elspeth C. 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 »

Tags: There Is Help For You, 2016, Project commentaries, Tips and techniques


A riddle, a mystery and an inigma

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 »

Tags: The Dawning Of A Brighter Day, 2016, Project commentaries, Tips and techniques


Ashton's rustic frame for There Is Help For You

By Ashton 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 »

Tags: There Is Help For You, 2016, Framing, Project commentaries


This was a time of joy

By Elspeth C. Young

Blessed, Honored Pioneer (Lucinda Pace) was painted by the artist in the studios at Ben Haven.  The completed painting was acquired by The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints for use in temples, and the Church also acquired all copy rights pertaining to the artwork.

Dimensions (unframed width x height)
30 in. x 60 in.

Support
Panel

Milestones
Research commences - November 2012
Painting commences - August 2013
Painting completed - November 2014

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

Tags: 2015, Project commentaries, Tips and techniques


A layered approach to problem solving

By Al R. Young This original artwork is unavailable for purchase or viewing online because it and its copyright are exclusive to temples.

The Lord Hath Anointed Me (The Messiah) was painted by the artist in the studios at BenHaven.  The completed painting was acquired by The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints for use in temples, and the Church also acquired all copy rights pertaining to the artwork.

Dimensions (unframed width x height)
30 in. x 51 3/4 in... Read more »

Tags: The Windows Of Heaven, 2015, Project commentaries, Tips and techniques


Creating Dürer-like grasses and details

By Elspeth C. Young
Other Sheep I Have by Elspeth Young was completed in 2014 and is the 23rd painting in The Messiah Fine Art Collection.
Dimensions width x height32.25 in. x 47 in.


SupportPanel (prepared as described in Preparing a painting ground


MilestonesResearch begins - 2010 February
Composition begins - 2014 April
Brushwork begins - 2014 May


EquipmentCreating a painting often involves creating or modifying tools or making improvements to the studio itself.

Panel-support Accessory for A-Frame Easel
Clamp-on Brush Holders for Easel Framework


Costume, Props, and MiniaturesCreating a painting can also involve creative projects focused on setting, costume, props, and other features of the composition... Read more »

Tags: Other Sheep I Have, 2014, Project commentaries, Tips and techniques


Lithography, drawing and experimentation (overview)

By Al R. Young
When I began experimenting with lithography in 1996, I focused on tonal rendering instead of line drawing because tonal pencil drawings had occupied much of my attention as an artist up until that time.
The work of artists whose interests draw them toward line as a means of expression has always delighted me, but my own interests invariably drew me toward tone instead.  I came to realize that were I to pursue line, I would have to study idiom and technique before I could express the subject; indeed, before I could even discover my own artistic identity in terms of line and then complete the long and arduous journey toward mastery... Read more »

Tags: Elspeth’s Hollyhocks, North Shore, Nasturtium, Wald Kirche, Old Dominion, Scabiosa, A Boy’s Prayer, Foxglove, Moonlit, Waiting, Untitled, Narcissus on beige paper, Narcissus on gray paper, July, The Almira, Columbine, Maine, Final Draft,


Stein Eriksen Lodge Deer Valley conference center renovation (overview)

By Al R. Young
From the summer of 2012 through the spring of 2013, Al Young Studios participated in the renovation of the conference center at Stein Eriksen Lodge Deer Valley.  Our involvement in the project consisted of creating the original artworks featured in the conference center.  The paintings and museum-quality frames are described on the pages listed here, which also offer commentary on the creation of the artworks.

Visit us on Pinterest to see more photos
of the Stein Eriksen Lodge Deer Valley conference center project... Read more »

Tags: 2014, Overview, Project commentaries


Like the color palettes of Mannerists

By Ashton R. Young
This portrait of Tamar will be the 47th oil painting in the Women of the Bible Collection.  It was completed to meet the production schedule for Women of the New Testament by Camille Fronk Olson.  The book, currently in press, is scheduled for release through Deseret Book later in 2014.

Dimensions (width x height)
22.25 in. x 39.75 in.

Support
Panel

Milestones
Composition begins - circa April 2012
Brushwork begins - circa August 2012

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: 2014, Project commentaries, Women of the Bible Art Collection


Searching for artistic answers at the museum

By Elspeth C. Young

Elspeth's new portrait of Elisabeth, the mother of John the Baptist, will be the 44th oil painting in the Women of the Bible Collection.  It was completed to meet the production schedule for Women of the New Testament by Camille Fronk Olson.  The book, currently in press, is scheduled for release through Deseret Book later in 2014.

Dimensions (width x height)
14 in. x 20 in.

Support
Panel

Milestones
Research begins - January 2012
Composition begins - September 2010
Brushwork begins - January 2014

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: 2014, Inspiration and creativity, Project commentaries, Women of the Bible Art Collection


Paint the mood, not the mountains

By Al R. Young
By Al R. Young
The commission to paint two scenic focal points for the Stein Eriksen Lodge Deer Valley conference center renovation included both the original oil painting and its gilded frame.

Dimensions (width x height)
69.5 in. x 48 in. (unframed)

Support
Panel

Milestones
Research begins - November 2012
Composition begins - January 2013
Brushwork begins - January 2013
Frame completed - May 2013

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

Tags: Den Kommende Vinteren, 2013, Project commentaries, Tips and techniques


Glazing and the illusion of volume

By Al R. Young By Al R. Young
The commission to paint two scenic focal points for the Stein Eriksen Lodge Deer Valley conference center renovation included both the original oil painting and its gilded frame.

Dimensions (width x height)
69.5 in. x 48 in. (unframed)

Support
Panel

Milestones
Research begins - November 2012
Composition begins - January 2013
Brushwork begins - January 2013
Frame completed - May 2013

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

Tags: Den Kommende Våren, 2013, Project commentaries, Tips and techniques


Custom frames for Stein Eriksen Lodge Deer Valley conference center

By Ashton R. Young

Al Young Studios engages in a broad range of specializations surrounding the creation, presentation, and care of the fine art media in which the Artists of Al Young Studios areengaged.  Custom framing is among the oldest of these services.
The commission to create two original oil paintings, as part of the Stein Eriksen Lodge Deer Valley conference center renovation, included the creation of custom frames for the artworks.  Accordingly, we chose to frame them in our gilded and antiqued Corinthian style moulding with ornamented corners... Read more »

Tags: 2013, Framing, Project commentaries


You want four hand-painted, scenic panels 13 in. wide and 186 in. tall?

By Al R. Young The commission to create a scenic tetraptych painting for four pilasters as part of the Stein Eriksen Lodge Deer Valley conference center renovation project presented a most interesting compositional challenge.  This polyptych painting was to consist of scenic images measuring 13.5 in. wide x 186.5 in. high.  The only other requirement was that the subject be suitable to the halcyon alpine setting of the lodge itself.

Dimensions (width x height)
Four images, each measuring 13... Read more »

Tags: 2013, Project commentaries


206 square feet of rosemaling

By Al R. Young Elspeth's artistic virtuosity spans a broad spectrum of media, styles, and techniques.  The commission to complete a major rosemalling project provided an opportunity to devote attention to a form of artistic expression with which she has a long and rewarding involvement.

The commission in connection with the Stein Eriksen Lodge Deer Valley conference center renovation was rewarding in many ways, but particularly so because of the design opportunity of reconciling the aesthetic of a centuries-old folk art with the architectural and interior design style, materials, and other characteristics of a world-class, state-of-art conference center and resort... Read more »

Tags: 2013, Project commentaries


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


A cedar-lined chest

By Ashton R. Young

Completed in 2011 May.  Ashton designed and created this heirloom.... Read more »

Tags: 2011, Project commentaries


Restoring a stained glass skylight at Robert Redford's home

By Ashton R. Young

In the fall of 2008, Ashton worked on-site in Sundance to clean and repair three large windows.... Read more »

Tags: 2008, Project commentaries


A unique bedroom fireplace

By Al R. Young


visit the overview page for the
uppland project... Read more »

Tags: 2005, Project commentaries


A unique family room fireplace

By Al R. Young


visit the overview page for the
uppland project... Read more »

Tags: 2005, Project commentaries


Uppland Project: Residential new construction

By Al R. Young From 2004 into 2005, Al Young Studios designed and created features for a newly constructed private residence in north-central Utah.... Read more »

Tags: 2005, Project commentaries


A floor-standing globe for a private residence

By Al R. Young

Completed and shipped to the patron in the spring of 2004, the globe stand was designed by Al and built by Al and Ashton.  Ashton and Elspeth designed the map.  Ashton painted the stand and Elspeth painted the map and ornamental accents.... Read more »

Tags: 2004, Project commentaries


A botanical tracery

By Al R. Young


visit the overview page for the
cascade project... Read more »

Tags: 2003, Project commentaries, Restoration and remodeling


Once Upon a Time painted on 400-year-old doors

By Al R. Young


visit the overview page for the
cascade project... Read more »

Tags: 2003, Framing, Project commentaries, Restoration and remodeling


A whimsical facade for a craft room

By Al R. Young


visit the overview page for the
cascade project... Read more »

Tags: 2003, Project commentaries, Restoration and remodeling


Eastward in Eden framed by a Palladian style entablature

By Al R. Young


visit the overview page for the
cascade project... Read more »

Tags: 2003, Framing, Project commentaries, Restoration and remodeling


A bas relief pediment for a sun room

By Ashton R. Young

visit the overview page for the
cascade project... Read more »

Tags: 2003, Project commentaries, Restoration and remodeling


Botanical cutwork for a garden room

By Al R. Young


visit the Overview page for the
Cascade Project... Read more »

Tags: 2003, Project commentaries, Restoration and remodeling


Creating box beams in the kitchen/family room

By Ashton R. Young


visit the overview page for the
cascade project... Read more »

Tags: 2003, Project commentaries


Cascade Project: Renovating a private residence (overview)

By Al R. Young
From the summer of 2002 through the fall of 2003, Al Young Studios participated in the renovation of a private residence.  Participation in the Cascade Project consisted of formulating creative solutions to design problems as well as creating and installing one-of-a-kind features showcased in the residence.... Read more »

Tags: 2003, Overview, Project commentaries


Turning a vestibule into a focal point

By Al R. Young


visit the overview page for the
cascade project... Read more »

Tags: 2003, Framing, Project commentaries, Restoration and remodeling


Normandy Project: Renovating a private residence (overview)

By Al R. Young
During the summer of 2002, Al Young Studios participated in the renovation of a private residence in Utah Valley.  The Studios' involvement in the Normandy Project consisted of creative solutions to design problems as well as creating and installing one-of-a-kind features showcased in the residence.... Read more »

Tags: 2003, Overview, Project commentaries


An office in Provance

By Al R. Young


visit the overview page for the
normandy project... Read more »

Tags: 2003, Project commentaries


Custom features for the kitchen

By Al R. Young


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normandy project... Read more »

Tags: 2003, Project commentaries


Simple elegance and charm for the dining room

By Al R. Young


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normandy project... Read more »

Tags: 2003, Project commentaries


Accents and features to warm the home

By Al R. Young


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normandy project... Read more »

Tags: 2003, Project commentaries


A two-story fireplace facade

By Al R. Young


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normandy project... Read more »

Tags: 2003, Project commentaries