Thursday, March 26, 2009

The Sepulchre


This is a new painting I did for the Ensign magazine. It was a challenge to try to capture the right expression in the characters faces and the gestures that would help tell this story. I like how it turned out. I used my neighbors for the models, When I was doing the photo shoot in my yard, a local contractor stopped by and the expression on his face was priceless. I'm sure they(all my neighbors)  think I'm nuts. I really like the brushwork in this painting, I am always trying to improve that part of my work. 

Dan

17 comments:

Diana H said...

Dan,
I love the work you have done in the last two ensigns. As I have been thinking about Peter and John running to the tomb I often wonder at the mixed emotions of hope, wonder, and fear; is it really true they must have wondered. Your painting captures it beautifully. I am a bishop and I have been looking for a painting for my office and love both this one and the virgin with the lamp. If you are selling prints of either or both I'd love to know about it.

Kindest regards,
Kent Hyer
kdmmm96@comcast.net

Stekkinger said...

It was great to see your painting next to other beautiful ones about the Saviour's mission and resurrection in the Liahona. Fun to see it on the blog first! I'll keep this webpage as one of my favourites.

Kind regards,
Lydia

Dan Burr said...

Kent,
thanks for your comments, I like the paintings too.
I am selling prints of both, If you email me I will pass on the details.

thanks
Dan

David and Debby said...
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David and Debby said...

Ok, I read the posts and so my previous comment is unnecessary. I would like to buy a print of the painting of Peter and John running to the Sepulchre. Could you email me details? Thanks,

Debby Croshaw
ddcroshaw@yahoo.com

Laura D'Onofrio said...

this is one of my favorites. When I saw it in the ensign I knew right away it was a Dan Burr illustration before I found your name. I can usually tell yours and Greg Thorkelson's paintings when I see them, probably because you have both been my professors. ^_^.

baxter666 said...

Please let me know how to get a print of your painting the sepulchre. baxter999@earthlink.net

Thanks

Susan said...

I too was struck by the emotion in the painting. I would love to be able to buy a print. Susan Hill

shill@gw.stcdio.org

Stephanie said...

Every time I see this painting, it brings tears to my eyes. The emotion it conveys is amazing! I would love to purchase some prints. Could you please send me info?

Thank you,

Stephanie
sfrisby@ida.net

Wendy F. said...

Dan,
I was deeply touched when I saw this painting of Peter and John in the Ensign. Through the expressions on their faces I can almost feel what they must have been feeling in that moment. I would love to buy this painting. Please let me know where I can buy it. rafaga05@gmail.com
Wendy

Unknown said...

I would like to know how I could also get a print of this.

Thank you,

Holly
pat06017@byui.edu

Sally said...

Hi Dan,
The Resurrection is one of my favorite gospel topics and this image is one of my very favorites because you have captured the essence of what it means to all of us. In Peter, you have the concern and anxiety, maybe even worry that we all feel at times and behind him, John with hope and joy at hearing the news about their dear friend. I love this painting! My husband surprised me by ordering a copy of it for Christmas. When I opened it this morning, I was in tears. I have loved this painting for so long. I love the movement and everything about it. Thank you for capturing such tender feelings so beautifully.

Sincerely,
Sally

Sally said...

Hi Dan,
The Resurrection is one of my favorite gospel topics and this image is one of my very favorites because you have captured the essence of what it means to all of us. In Peter, you have the concern and anxiety, maybe even worry that we all feel at times and behind him, John with hope and joy at hearing the news about their dear friend. I love this painting! My husband surprised me by ordering a copy of it for Christmas. When I opened it this morning, I was in tears. I have loved this painting for so long. I love the movement and everything about it. Thank you for capturing such tender feelings so beautifully.

Sincerely,
Sally

baxter666 said...

Dear Mr. Burr,

I have had your print of "The Sepulchre" up in a patient room for a few months and I usually get at least one or two comments a day on this painting. A question - Peter is usually considered the older apostle and John outran Peter. Any reason that the older apostle is in front?

Regards and thanks for a great painting.

Esther Kehl said...

Dan,
I want you to know that this art piece is one of my vary favorite! I love how it depicts excitement, joy, wonder, concern. I love how it nudges me to "go and tell"! Thank you for sharing your talent with us!

James Kyle said...

Dan,
Email address is jkyle33@hotmail.com
I would love to get details of how to obtain a print of Peter and John running to the tomb.
The expressions turned out so well.
Thanks.
Jim Kyle

K-Mad said...

Dan,
This is a beautiful painting! I have been seeing it all over the internet. I was wondering if you would give me permission to use the image in a blog post - with full attribution and a link to your site or where they could purchase it of course (It would be like free advertising!).
My email address is kamadland@gmail.com

Thanks,

Kelly