Description of Translating the Book of Mormon
A couple of weeks ago, the host of “History of the Saints” TV program asked me if I could paint a piece depicting Joseph and Oliver translating the Book of Mormon. He said that most of the pertinent art was not accurate. He wanted Joseph with elbows on knees looking into the seer stone (not shown) with Oliver, with quill and ink well, looking a bit weary. A candle was their light source and the plates were on another table covered with a cloth. This is my version of that description! It was another wonderful painting experience. Justin posed as model for both Oliver and Joseph while he was here for the Christmas holiday.