Friday, October 14, 2016

Why Man Creates

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I transcribed the text and placed a link to the classic 1968 documentary "Why Man Creates", by Saul Bass, on my website. Great stuff for creatives and people with a message. Or you can see the video here.

Friday, October 7, 2016

Red Carpet Emoji

Illustration for an article about news companies rolling out the White House red carpet for Hillary Clinton while she uses them as a doormat.

More on my website.

Thursday, September 29, 2016

Queen Esther Painting Finished

Oil on illustration board, 8×10″, 2016
In the Old Testament, Queen Esther approaches King Ahasuerus, risking her life to save her people. Details can be found on my website.

Tuesday, September 20, 2016

I Have Seen My Lord

I just finished my latest painting, "I Have Seen My Lord". Oil on canvas, 36x48 inches.

In the early morning, Mary sits outside the garden tomb collecting her thoughts. The Savior has just left her after tenderly telling her of his resurrection. She is about to run and tell the world.

Thanks to Lori Hagey and Regina Davis.

See the painting on my website.

Friday, September 16, 2016

That’s Not MY Jesus

Gethsemane by James C. Christensen
Gethsemane by James C. Christensen
Excerpted from James C. Christensen: “You know, Elder Packer, when one is in the presence of one of the Twelve with a picture like this it's very tempting to ask how close did I get." He smiled, shook his head for a moment, turned to me and said,”How do you think BYU's basketball team is going to do this year?"

See more on my website.

Friday, June 3, 2016

Signed and numbered prints of "While Mary Sleeps" now available for Fathers Day. This special edition is limited to 100 prints at $40 each plus shipping.

I can deliver prints to those living near me to save you shipping costs. Frames not included.

Several prints have already been sold.

See more at my Etsy Shop.

Thursday, June 2, 2016

Which Painting Next?

Please help. I am creating several oil paintings. I will create them all but would like your input as to which one I should work on next.

It's easy! Click one or more of the choices in the user survey on the right to indicate your preference, then click Vote. That's it! You can track results by clicking on the link and add suggestions in the comments section.

Looks like the survey doesn't show up on mobile devices so cellphone users should leave comments instead.

Each painting will be about four feet tall. I will post more information here and on my Facebook and Instagram accounts.

Thanks very much!

SORRY FOR THE LEGALESE: The survey results and suggestions submitted to this survey are non-binding. All rights to the painting and any of its derivative works reside solely with Lester Yocum or his assignees. Input here does not imply or otherwise require financial or other relationship to the artwork, its processes or any product produced therefrom in any form. Final art will vary from the above concepts. Painting completion will depend on available time. Submission of the survey and suggestions is voluntary and indicates agreement with these terms.