Lately I've been trying to add more art to the walls of our home. Most of it has been in the form of canvas prints of my fave family photos, but I'm always on the lookout for pieces that will uplift and inspire. One of my favorite inspirational paintings is "O Jerusalem" by Greg Olsen; a large print currently hangs in a beautiful frame above our fireplace.
I adore it.
We also have a watercolor of the Salt Lake LDS Temple given to us by my parents on our wedding day complete with our names and marriage date. Love that too. And of course you'll find framed photos and bits of nostalgia sprinkled throughout the rest of our home.
But after the Draper Utah LDS Temple was completed in 2009, I've felt our family—and our home—could use an image of "our" LDS temple. When LDS Wall Art emailed me about reviewing their gorgeous Fine Art Temple collection, I jumped at the chance. I mean, just look at this canvas of the San Diego LDS Temple.
For this review, LDS Wall Art sent me a 12x18 enhanced matte print of the Draper Utah Temple so I could get up close and personal with their Fine Art Temple collection. In no time I had that print out of its box and resting on our mantle (in front of three canvas photos waiting for their place on our designated canvas wall—that's my dad's project when he arrives this weekend). I really love the overall artistic feel and the beautiful textures and colors.
It's sitting on my mantle eagerly awaiting an equally beautiful frame.
I don't have a photo of the Draper Utah Temple print because I left it in its plastic wrapper, and that plastic wrapper provides for some super awesome glare.
You don't leave fine art lying around unprotected when Sharpies aren't very far away.
Though I was sent a matte print, the collection itself features premium museum-quality canvas designed with watercolor aesthetics. The series was professionally photographed and edited by the artist, and LDS Wall Art will add up to two lines of customization (e.g., family names, marriage dates) if you'd like. All customizing is done by the original artist, which means it won't detract from the print's gorgeousness.
I didn't do the customization thing because we already have our sealing date on the Salt Lake Temple artwork and "The Hill House, Established 1996" above our front door. But I do enjoy a good customization, especially if the subject of the artwork has special meaning.
Now, don't have a heart attack like I did when I saw the $250 price tag on these babies. They are a larger-sized canvas and each one is customized by the artist. But still, it is quite the purchase. Fortunately LDS Wall Art is offering ITRML readers 50% OFF through December 31, 2012 on their complete Fine Art Temple collection.
I'm thinking one of these canvases would make for a super fabulous Christmas present under the tree (or on the mantle).
To received 50% off your LDS temple canvas print, enter code TEMPLEITRML50 when checking out on LDSWallArt.com.
Disclosure: LDS Wall Art provided me with a 12x18 print of the Draper Utah Temple for our home and two additional prints for the giveaway. Now all I need is one of those 40% off one item coupons for Michaels so I can pick up a frame.