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Oh mann! (my last name is Mann, get it?) I’ve been neglecting my posting too long and have much catching up to do. I will do it. Foremost thing I must announce is this (seeing that there’s a time limit) – the online show going on! It lasts only until November 21, so be quick! The theme was “All Things Good Report and Praiseworthy,” which is plenty obscure enough that you can basically see art of any kind in the show. Lots of amazing artists were chosen to participate, and there are beautiful landscapes, abstract works, LDS subjects, still lifes, etc. And of course, I have a few things in the show too. These are the ones I entered.

Another Testament (boston show) On Top Hill Cumorah (boston show) Rocks in the Grove (small)

Part of the funds received will go towards scholarships for student artists and other aspiring artists. So it’s for a good cause too! Here’s the link.

http://mormon-art-show.myshopify.com/

Sidenote: The newest one among these is my painting entitled “Another Testament.” It shows a peaceful scene of the future Book of Mormon in it’s place on the Hill Cumorah, before Joseph Smith took them. I walked around this sacred hill many a times during my mission in Palmyra and used personal photo reference and memories to capture this fall landscape.

*If by any chance you miss the online show that ends November 21, please contact me if you are interested in purchasing these or any other paintings.

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That was the title of the workshop I attended at J. Kirk Richard’s studio a few weeks ago. Workshops are great. Maybe it’s because you learn something new from an instructor, maybe it’s because you can actually get something done when you’re focused and away from home, or maybe it’s because you get so inspired by working along side other artists!  In any case, they’re fun. I seriously get so distracted sometimes so it was nice to have set aside time to work on this.

Truth from the Earth (small)

I’m deciding on a name like “By the Power of God” or “Truth Out of the Earth” – something like that.  This is a historical scene from The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saint (LDS). It shows Joseph unearthing the golden plates from the Hill Cumorah on a fall day. I had lots of photo reference that I mashed together and tweaked the colors of (ie exaggerated the complimentary colors). Still haven’t decided if it’s done or not but either way, it’s for sale.

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This place is so dear to me! Our class was given an assignment to do a landscape painting of our own choice, so of course I chose to do a scene from my mission for my church in Palmyra, NY. Western New York has to be one of the most beautiful places in the United States, or WORLD!  It makes such a huge difference when there is meaning behind the art piece you are working on.  When you are passionate about your work, you breath life into it.  I don’t ever want to do art I don’t care about.

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