ELDER THOMAS S. MONSON GIVES AN APOSTOLIC BLESSING IN EAST GERMANY
This painting is the cover for The Church News published by The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-Day Saints (that's the Mormon Church for those who like shorter titles). I was pretty thrilled to see this and the other two paintings I painted for President Bjorn Bauerfeind who lives in Lipzieg, Germany. The article gives the account of meeting Bjorn (early morning by e-mail and then in person) and doing three interesting paintings that represent three moments of LDS history in Germany from 1976 (the Blessing by Elder Monson) and the missionary grafitti on the west side of the Berlin Wall prior to 1989 and then Bjorn being able to leave East Germany in 1990 and serve an LDS Mission in Oregon, USA.
For those who don't know, Thomas S. Monson is now the President of the LDS Church.
Make sure you go to lds.org and link onto The Church News to see the full article. "direct link: http://www.ldschurchnews.com/articles/print/62467/Painting-history.html"