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Edition of Inspirations now available as spiral-bound art diary

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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.

Inspirations features 163 artworks along with 53 commentaries—written by the Artists of Al Young Studios especially for this journal—on such topics as their creative process, the creative environment of the Studios, technical approaches to their artwork, and inspiration from the works of other artists.


These original artworks are featured in the journal.  They are listed, here, according to the Studios' portfolios to which they belong:

From the Heroes of the Book of Mormon Fine Art Collection
And I Will Not Deny The Christ
And My Soul Hungered
At The Going Down Of The Sun
I Will Send Their Words Forth
The Road To Melek
The Promised Land
From the High Valley Fine Art Collection
Bedtime Story
St. Gallen
Enchanted Stillness
I Always Wanted To Own A Strad
In The High Valley
Journey's End
Sara Crewe
Spring Rain
From the Limited Editions Fine Art Collection

   Anne Girl
   In the Clearing
   Untitled

From the The Messiah Fine Art Collection
One By One
So They Brought Their Little Children
Unto The City Of David
We Heard Him Pray For Us
Will Ye Not Now Return Unto Me
From the Pioneer Fine Art Collection
Far Away In The West
I Will Uphold Thee
Mountain Home
From the Women of the Bible Fine Art Collection
A Damsel Came To Hearken
A Lamp Unto My Feet
According To Thy Word
And He Shall Direct Thy Paths
And Martha Served
As It Began To Dawn
Charity Never Faileth
Choose You This Day
For This Child I Prayed
Go Forth To Meet The Bridegroom
God Liveth And Seeth Me
Here Bring Your Wounded Hearts
I Say Unto Thee, Arise
I Shall Be Whole
Is Anything Too Hard For The Lord
Many Sorrows
She Is Come Aforehand
She Worketh Willingly With Her Hands
The Daughters Of Zelophehad
The Joy Of Our Redemption
The Miracle Of Forgiveness
The Mother Of All Living
The Trial Of Faith
The Windows Of Heaven
Upon Awakening
With Her Father's Sheep
from ashton young's illustration portfolios

The 55 pen and ink drawings appearing as watermarks on the blank, lined pages of the journal are copied from Ashton Young's illustration portfolios.  While nearly all of Ashton's drawings in this volume remain part of his unpublished works, several drawings do come from The Material Cultures of the Bible, the illustration portfolio for which Ashton is perhaps best known.

from al r. young's private portfolios

   Chateau d'Aigle, graphite pencil, 1983
   On the Borders of the North, graphite pencil, 1985
   The Beehive House, graphite pencil, 1987
   The St. George Temple, graphite pencil, 1987

other artists whose artworks accompany the commentaries

Albert Bierstadt
Albert Samuel Anker
Albrecht Dürer
Carl Heinrich Bloch
Carl Larsson
Daniel Ridgway Knight
Diego Valazquez
Edmund Blair Leighton
Edwin Lord Weeks
Georges de La Tour
Gilbert Stuart
Henri Matisse
Howard Pyle
Jacopo Pontormo
James Tissot
Jan Vermeer
Jean Baptiste Camille-Corot
John L. Maas
John William Waterhouse
John Singer Sargent
Maxfield Parrish
Michelangelo Merisida Caravaggio
Minerva Teichert
N. C. Wyeth
Orazio Gentileschi
Paul Jean-Claude Cézanne
Peter Paul Rubens
Rembrandt van Rijn
Vincent van Gogh
William Harnett
William Morris
William-Adolphe Bouguereau
Winslow Homer

Tags: Untitled, In the Clearing, Anne Girl, Spring Rain, Journey's End, Enchanted Stillness, Bedtime Story, In The High Valley, Mountain Home, And I Will Not Deny The Christ, Sara Crewe, And My Soul Hungered, 3.00.0246.010, The Road To Melek, We Heard Him Pray For Us, Will Ye Not Now Return Unto Me, The Mother Of All Living, The Joy Of Our Redemption, I Shall Be Whole, I Say Unto Thee, Arise, One By One, The Windows Of Heaven, At The Going Down Of The Sun, The Miracle Of Forgiveness, Unto The City Of David, Far Away In The West, A Damsel Came To Hearken, St. Gallen, Inspirations (lined notebook), Charity Never Faileth, A Lamp Unto My Feet, Is Anything Too Hard For The Lord, God Liveth And Seeth Me, The Daughters Of Zelophehad, As It Began To Dawn, With Her Father's Sheep, According To Thy Word, The Promised Land, For This Child I Prayed, The Trial Of Faith, And He Shall Direct Thy Paths, Choose You This Day, She Worketh Willingly With Her Hands, And Martha Served, She Is Come Aforehand, Upon Awakening, Go Forth To Meet The Bridegroom, I Always Wanted To Own A Strad, Many Sorrows, Here Bring Your Wounded Hearts, I Will Send Their Words Forth, So They Brought Their Little Children, I Will Uphold Thee, 2012, Blank art diaries, Inspiration and creativity, News, Tips and techniques

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