COVID-19 info for December 2021: We're still open online! We continue to make occasional adjustments to order fulfillment to accommodate local health regulations and supply chain issues. We now accept PayPal, major credit cards and Venmo (via PayPal) for all online and telephone orders, but we had to permanently discontinue in-store pickups, replacing them with free expedited domestic shipping on art prints. Orders are fulfilled on schedule by us or directly through our manufacturing partners, but some minor delays may occur throughout the holiday season.


Al Young Studios Newsroom


Lunta jo Vanoe (Lunta and Vanoe)

By
Lunta jo Vanoe(Lunta and Vanoe)Copyright © by Al R. Young  All Rights Reservedby Al R...
Lunta jo Vanoe
(Lunta and Vanoe)
Copyright © by Al R. Young  All Rights Reserved

by Al R. Young, oil on panel, 2021
36 in. x 64.5 in.
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 . . .


Purchase the original artwork
This original artwork is not for sale


Purchase open-edition print(s) of this artwork
No prints of this artwork are available


You will need the number of this artwork to request a license


Find out about the creation of this handmade artwork


Behind the title of the painting

This painting was created as part of the Isles of Rune Project.  The characters portrayed are featured in The Song of Lunta, a story about the coming of winter and the meaning of snow.  Vanoe is the lord of the reindeer, whose life is saved by Lunta.

The title of the painting is presented in both Ainamarian and English.  Ainamaria is the constructed language created by Al R. Young as part of the legendary from which derive the original artworks and stories belonging to the Isles of Rune.  Lunta, a Finnish word for snow, is the name of the woman.  Lunta is also the word for snow in Ainamarian.  Vanoe, the name of the reindeer, is an Ainarmarian adjective signifying wise or one who is wise as in im shto oten vanoe.  Read more ...

Tags: 3.00.0302.010, 2021, Oil paintings and prints

Browse articles by year: 2021 . 2020 . 2019 . 2018 . 2017 . 2016 . 2015 . 2014 . 2013 . 2012 . 2011 . 2010 . 2009 . 2008 . 2007 . 2006 . 2005 . 2004 . 2003 . 2002 . 2001 . 2000 . 1999 . 1998 . 1997 . 1996
Browse articles by topic: Art lessons . BenHaven Archives . Blank art diaries . Fine art photography . Framing . Illustration . Inspiration and creativity . Isles of Rune . Limited Editions Collection . My Fathers Captivity . News . Novellas . Oil paintings and prints . Operations announcements . Orders and shipping . Overview . Portfolios . The Papers of Seymore Wainscott . Project commentaries . Recipes by Nancy Young . Recommended reading . Recommended viewing . Temple artworks . The Storybook Home Journal . Tips and techniques . Tools supplies and operations