Monday, May 21, 2012

Patriotic Art by Terry Redlin - America the Beautiful

I was looking for patriotic art and found the artwork of Terry Redlin. His paintings are beautiful, but what I found very exciting was his series of paintings called the "America, the Beautiful" series. He has done a painting for each phrase in the song: "O Beautiful for Spacious Skies", "For Amber Waves of Grain", "For Purple Mountain Magesties", "Above the Fruited Plain", "America! America!", "God Shed His Grace on Thee", "And Crown thy Good w/ Brotherhood", "From Sea to Shining Sea".

Each piece of artwork quietly captures a piece of American country life, and they can be found with his collected works on his website

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Thursday, May 17, 2012

LDS Pioneer Art - "Prairie Angels" by Leon Parson

I was looking for LDS Pioneer art online and I stumbled upon "Prairie Angels", a remarkable painting of two blonde haired pioneer girls standing beside a covered wagon. One is holding a doll and both wear somber expressions. The painting was done by Leon Parson, well known wildlife artist who has created a few religious pieces as well.

This piece is unique in it's close-up focus on the children's expressions as they are waiting by a wagon crossing the plains.

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Wednesday, May 16, 2012

LDS Art for Youth - "Lift Up My Soul"

Artist Doc Christensen is offering the opportunity for youth to have an individualized picture of themselves kneeling before the Savior with the temple in the background. The portrait is digitally created, and printed by the person requesting the print. This service is being offered for free when requested by the bishop of a ward for the youth of that ward, and has been entitled the "Lift Up My Soul" project. The only cost would be for the ward to print the images. To learn more, visit

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Thursday, May 10, 2012

Low Cost LDS Art by Walter Rane

I love LDS Artwork, and I always get excited when I can find low cost prints by popular artists. Walter Rane, popular LDS artist, offers lithograph prints at very affordable prices and sometimes you can get free shipping. His works include "5 of Them Were Wise", "The Good Samaritan", and "In Remembrance of Me".

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Tuesday, May 8, 2012

LDS Art by Del Parson - No Shoes

I was looking on Del Parson's website and found a very beautiful piece called "No Shoes". The painting depicts the Savior walking on what appears to be a Pacific Island shore, holding a barefoot boy on his shoulders and holding the hand of a young girl with long dark brown hair. The girl is looking into Jesus' face with a very happy and peaceful expression. I had never seen this particular LDS Art before and I was very impressed by the beauty and peaceful feeling I got looking at the picture.

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Saturday, May 5, 2012

LDS Art Giveaway Event- Greg Olsen

Greg Olsen is having a huge LDS Art Warehouse sale and giveaway! The event will be held in Idaho, May 17-19th. You have to fill out an  entry form to get a free calendar and enter a drawing for other free merchandise. Greg will be there all three days to sign artwork, and you can get up to 75% off overstocked items. The form contains location address and additional details about the event.

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Friday, May 4, 2012

LDS Art and Media Library

The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints has an LDS Media library on their website that is new and improved. They now offer a wide variety of images from various topics including patterns, nature, family portraits from around the world, missionary, and many more. It used to be that the pictures were only ones that you would find in the LDS Distribution center, but now the pictures are from people and topics in all aspects of life. The pictures from this site are for church and personal use only.

To purchase inspirational LDS Art, visit

Thursday, May 3, 2012

LDS Art - Book of Mormon Mini Posters

My son's favorite characters are ones that he has pictures and toys of. These mini posters, called Book of Mormon: Real Hero Posters are 3x4 inches in size and include 12 posters for under $10.00. They artwork reminds me of Lord of the Rings, but they portray Captain Moroni and other great Book of Mormon prophets.

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Wednesday, May 2, 2012

New LDS Art Exhibit - "Follow His Light"

Inspirational art from prominent LDS artists such as Del Parson, Liz Lemon Swindle, Simon Dewey and others will be on display at Thanksgiving Point starting Mother's Day weekend. The LDS art exhibit is entitled "Follow His Light" and will be a celebration of both Jesus Christ and mothers.

Experience the Savior's presence in Family Artwork from

LDS Art for Mothers - Willow Tree Figurines

Willow Tree figurines are simple and inspiring. My husband was given one that looked just like him holding a baby, and we have had three now so I love looking at it. They would make a perfect Mother's Day gift. There is one entitled "Forget Me Not" and is of a woman holding some forget-me-not flowers. It would be the perfect companion for Elder Uchtdorf's book, Liz Lemon Swindle's painting, or just by itself. On Mother's Day we remember our mothers who have not ever fogotten us. We can remind them that we do not forget them, nor does the Lord.

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Monday, April 30, 2012

LDS Art by Boyd K. Packer - "The Earth Shall Teach Thee"

Boyd K. Packer, president of the quorum of the twelve apostles of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, has spent his life not only serving the Lord by fulfilling various callings, but in developing his talent as an artist. His works can now be found in the newly published, "The Earth Shall Teach Thee", available from Deseret Book. The book comes with a companion DVD of President and Sister Packer talking about the artwork and their various experiences and lessons learned.

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Saturday, April 28, 2012

LDS Art - Clipart

My favorite site for free LDS clipart is They have a wide variety of categories and types of pictures that could satisfy any need for LDS clipart. Some pictures are small and black and white, others are larger full color fine art images.

Friday, April 27, 2012

LDS Art - "Forget Me Not"

Elder Dieter F. Uchtdorf, second counselor in the First Presidency of the LDS church, spoke in the Relief Society General Meeting of the 2011 General Conference about a beautiful flower: the forget me not. His talk, entitled "Forget Me Not" reminded women in the church to be patient with themselves, find happiness now, remember the Lord's love for them and other wonderful counsel. Liz Lemon Swindle, renowned LDS artist, created a beautiful piece of LDS art, also entitled "Forget Me Not" that captures the forget me not flower and the message given by Elder Uchtdorf.

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Wednesday, April 25, 2012

LDS Art by Greg Olsen - Scenes of the Savior

My husband and I attended a presentation by Greg Olsen yesterday. He showed his artwork, told stories from when some of the paintings were created, and bore his testimony of the Savior. He has a strong desire that the Savior become real and personal to people, and he seeks to achieve that in his Savior art. He not only captured biblical scenes, but drew contemporary scenes of individuals in various walks of life sitting with the Savior. We got to see his new and even yet unnamed paintings that were quite breathtaking. We exchanged business cards with him, and his website is

To purchase Savior Art by Doc Christensen, Tim Bird, and Nathan Buhler, visit

Tuesday, April 24, 2012

Free LDS Art for Online Use

The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints has made several LDS Art images available for bloggers or other groups to use when talking about the church. These can be found on the LDS Newsroom.

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Monday, April 23, 2012

LDS Art - International Art Competition

This year's winners of the LDS International Art Competition featured many pieces of breathtaking artwork from the artists in the US, Germany, Lebanon, Thailand, and other locations worldwide. The LDS Church website contains a page telling the competition's story, a sample of this year's winners, a link to previous year's entries, and information on the current exhibit in Salt Lake City.

LDS Art International Competition Link

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Saturday, April 21, 2012

LDS Art Toy Figures from the LDS Friend

This year, the LDS Friend is featuring cut out scripture figures and 10 of the 12 issues. You can cut them out and mount them on cardstock, cardboard, or popsicle sticks. I cut them out and paste them on thin cardboard, and cover them with packing tape to make them last longer. I also look in the back page of Ensign issues and past friend issues for pictures where the character could be cut out. We have quite a collection now and my son loves to play with them. I tell him the stories, then I hear him acting them out. One time I overheard him say, "I'm Joseph Smith and I'm teaching you the gospel," to his sister!

Friday, April 20, 2012

New LDS Art - Simon Dewey "O My Father"

I was reading the April 2012 edition of the LDS Ensign, and on page 40 is an article entitled, "The Atonement by Elder David A. Bednar. The featured painting I recognized immediately as being one of Simon Dewey's as his style is unique, but I do not remember seeing the painting before. It depicts the Savior in the Garden of Gethsamane, and it gives a closer view of the Savior's face and gives you a sense of the emotion he might have been feeling. It is a beautiful piece of LDS Art.  Today, "O My Father" is featured on the LDS Ensign homepage.

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Thursday, April 19, 2012

Create Your Own LDS Art with A Picture/Quote Combo

I took a quote my mother-in-law gave me printed on nice 8 1/2 by 11 paper, a picture taken of my family enlarged to 11x14 size, two 11x14 frames from the dollar store, and a matting found at a garage sale, and created LDS Art that is inspiring to me and my family.

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