President Henry B. Eyring
Particular to watercolor, President Henry B. Eyring is also known for his talent in drawing.
“Hal particularly enjoyed drawing and painting as he traveled,” his biography, I Will Lead You Along, explains. “He took postcard-sized art paper and, while waiting in an airport or taking a private moment in the home of a generous host, would capture a scene of an intriguing place or person. On a long trip, Kathy and the children might receive one of these original postcards in the mail. Upon his return home, Hal would send a similar custom-made thank-you note to his host.”
He's also been known to sketch during meetings. Look at some of his sketches and water color paintings below, and see more of his art in this online gallery.
This painting of the garden tomb is simply beautiful. President Eyring has said, “When you get a watercolor working right, the feeling of illumination is like a deeply spiritual thing.” Picture found in Presideny Eyring's biography, I Will Lead You Along
If you’ve never sat in the front at a Stake Conference, take a look: this sketch depicts Elder Eyring’s view of the congregation from the stand. It was drawn after his call to apostleship. Picture found in Presideny Eyring's biography, I Will Lead You Along
Many of President Eyring’s sketches simply reveal his everyday life from his perspective, like this doodle of the view from his workroom. Picture found in Presideny Eyring's biography, I Will Lead You Along
This watercolor of the Hawaiian surf captures the motion of the waves near a small beachfront structure. Of President Eyring's paintings, President Uchtdorf has said, "By painting these things, [President Eyring] showed me that he related to other parts of the world in a very deep, spiritual, emotional way." Picture found in Presideny Eyring's biography, I Will Lead You Along
A sketch of President Eyring's father. Picture found in Presideny Eyring's biography, I Will Lead You Along.
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