Description of Hyrum and Joseph
Once again, I have had another remarkable painting experience! My friend, Glenn Rawson, of the History of the Saints and Joseph Smith Papers TV programs, petitioned me to help him provide a painting for his upcoming program centered on the story of Joseph Smith’s early ordeal and leg operation when he was a young boy.
Glenn gave me some of the text and asked if I could paint a scene depicting Hyrum’s compassion for his younger brother as he recovered from such an ordeal. Hyrum was constantly at this side, giving him comfort and even supporting his leg so as to help ease Joseph’s pain.
I only had a couple of days to complete the painting in order to meet the production deadlines so I painted quickly and decisively, not knowing exactly what the end result would actually be. This experience taught me so much … I am thankful to Glenn for the opportunity! I have a new appreciation for these two brothers, for their family love, support and commitment to each other.