GREG OLSEN **BLACK FRIDAY** GIVEAWAY: We're giving away FIVE of these SIGNED **BLACK FRIDAY** FRAMED SPECIALS, which include 30 of Greg's most popular paintings.
To enter all you have to do is "LIKE" and "COMMENT" on this post. Don't forget to "SHARE". We will randomly select four lucky winners on Sunday, November 26th. The 5th prize will go to the person with the most "likes" on their comment.
I would love to surprise my mom with a painting of Christ looking at the night sky.
She is such a wonderful example to me and I appreciate everything she does for me. ❤️
This year has been exceptionally difficult, recovering from a traumatic brain injury complicated by toxic mold exposure. The clinic where I receive treatment has a quote on the wall that says, "It is not possible for you to sink lower than the infinite light of Christ's Atonement shines." Brother Olsen, each of your paintings capture the hope of Elder Holland's quote. Thank you for your tireless efforts to visually remind us that we can find hope through our Savior and that “If for a while the harder you try, the harder it gets, take heart. So it has been with the best people who ever lived."
My favorite painting would have to be "Worlds Without End" because it reminds me that when the Lord is in control, the best is yet to come.
I would love to win this prize for a very special lady, my teacher mentor and beautiful friend Ms Monika Klemm Phillips ❤
Monika has a heart that just keeps on giving through service,through inspiring guiding and love, I know she loves you're work this would be a beautiful way of saying thank you and giving back to someone who gives so generously ❤
Hi, I pray that your family had a wonderful Thanksgiving. I'm not sure how I came across your post and I'm not sure how I know you but I am so glad I did. This time of the year I am in a sad mood. All my immediate family has passed on. When I saw your 5 minute live video it made me realize that family is the most important part of the holiday season. I miss those times and would just like to say treasure the moments that you share because when it's all said and done, all you have is memories to hold on too. Whether through photos or paintings, it is truly the value of family which is PRICELESS.
I have been one of the blessed ones to receive just one of your paintings! Even the framer knew your work and spoke highly of your work! This one of the sparrows is beautiful Even a sparrow fall to the ground that he does not know Beautiful
Thank you for the chance to win this assume #Giveway liked and shared with #julie cutshaw And I am thankful for my family and my life. God took my lung cancer three years ago. And he saved my grandson this may.He was shot point blank range in the chest.I give God all the glory for still having him today.Happy thanksgiving to you all.
Love all your work! But I would have to choose even a sparrow. It is so beautiful and I love the message it sends! It reminds me that in a world full of comparisons the Lord remembers and has time for each one of us.
I would love to have one of these beautiful pictures hanging in my home. I have a space reserved in my entryway so it's the first thing people see when they come in the door. It has been blank for 6 years waiting for the opportunity to hang something from Greg Olsen
Happy Thanksgiving to you and your family! I am most thankful for the fact that no matter where I live (we are military stationed overseas currently) we are always surrounded by good friends that love us (and we love them) that help us celebrate each holiday when we all miss being with our families. If I won I would have a hard time deciding between O Jerusalem, Sacred Grove, or Alpha and Omega. Your work is absolutely amazing.
Sacred Space speaks to my soul and is what I imagine the Savior to look like waiting for all of us to return to Him.
I absolutely love Greg Olsen's work. My husband's favorite is King of King's with Christ wearing the purple robe and my favorite is either The Spirit of Christmas with Santa holding the baby Jesus from the nativity or Forgiven.
Oh, wow. I just read some of the comments. Was I supposed to pick a favorite? How??? I love Santa with the baby Jesus so much that I bought the jigsaw puzzle at a thrift store when I was unemployed. When we put it together, we found that some pieces where missing. I put it into a frame and hung it on the wall anyway. Another one that speaks to my heart is Forgiven. I know you painted that one just for my daughter. Thank you and Happy Holidays!
Greg Olsen is my favourite artist!! He captures the Saviour so beautifully and I now get his calendar every year (I'm in Canada where there is no Deseret Book near me so it's a challenge!) Greg Olsen's work brings our family great joy and I would love to have a framed painting of his!!
Greg Olsen is a master and I love his work. I love World’s Without End, and especially Precious In His Sight. We went through devastating experience of losing a baby, so this painting gives us joy knowing where our Graycee is and who she is with. I can hardly wait to see the Savior’s wonderful smile looking at me, and it really motivates me to live so when I do get to finally meet Him, He will be smiling at me and welcoming me home with our Graycee by His side.
Love Greg Olsen's paintings. He is an inspirational painter. You can feel Jesus love through his paintings. I share his work on my page all the time. Thank you for the opportunity to receive one of his paintings.
Thank you for creating so many beautiful images of what it means to know God and what it means for Him to know us and lovingly relate to us. Happy Thanksgiving! (Oh! And thank you for the black Friday half price with free shipping sale....I ordered two pictures that I've wanted in my home for a long time.)
God is an awesome God a wonderful God and he sent his son Jesus into this world to forgive each and everyone of us that we should have everlasting life Jesus Walks throughout the land to teach people about him in his love and his forgiveness because he loved us that much and this picture is where he rested after a long day of walking he feeds his here in a couple of Dubs Birds
Wow what a special Black Friday treat!!! Thank you for sharing such a beautiful and moving gift with the world.
I love Greg Olsen's work. I don't know the name but my favourite is the one where He is snatching the children from the river. I have cross stitched 4 of his works just to get them on my wall but would love to have an actual painting!
This would be amazing! Your work is great and I would love to win. Happy Thanksgiving and a Merry Christmas to all! Good luck everyone!
Greg, you are so generous to host this giveaway! I think anyone would love to have one of your paintings in their home! I love Even a Sparrow! It reminds me that every creature is important and special to our Father in Heaven, no matter how small and insignificant they may seem! Thank you for that reminder!!
My favorite Greg Olsen painting is " Forever and ever" The child in the painting could be you or me. Our Savior would do anything for us and he did. We Celebrate his birth with all the love and gratitude we can. He is the reason for the season.
Is there another artist that can capture and portray reverence, beauty, and love other than Greg Olsen? I don't think so! I always look forward to seeing your new work!
Love how humble and appreciative you are for ur customers!❤️
Love that family matters and the love you have for Christ in your painting comes through!!! Love your work and love to have your paintings warm my home!
Happy Thanksgiving to you and your family!!
I would love Spirit of Christmas or Take My Hand. These 2 prints speak to me. A reminder that the Savior will guide us thru everything if we but take his hand. Christmas is my most favorite time of year. Teaching my children the true meaning of Christmas and that God's grace and love is worth so much more then any gift. As a single mom who struggles daily, it is the ability to remember that I am loved and that he will lead guide and carry me when things get too hard. Teaching my children to give instead of get, and be grateful for the small things. You are an amazing artist inspired and a gift to us all. Thank you for blessing the lives of so many.
Oh how I love trees. Love camping in the GREAT outdoors. Feeling the presence of our Lord. HE is there with us.
A Great Opportunity To Spend Quiet Time With The LORD!
Yup that's why I'm headed that way
Our Loving God is always near - forever by our Side.
" I AM with you andwikl keep you wherever you go....; for I will not leave you."- Genesis 28:15.
We can be Confident and take Comfort in the truth that HE is always Present with Us. Amen.
Best place to be to hear the sounds of nature and feel close to the Lord!
By Another Name -
Back in the 80s an American car company came out with a modestly priced car that was supposed to compete with the quality of foreign models. Unfortunately it suffered from the same quality problems the company’s cars were well-known for. In an attempt to pass off that same “cheap” car as something better, they dressed it up, added their luxury car brand name and raised the price by $5000. Did that make it a high quality luxury car? No. It was an over-priced disappointment that tarnished the reputation of their luxury car brand.
Here in China there is a huge market for counterfeit goods. The Chinese could make high quality products of their own design, but choose to copy other company’s popular products and sell them at much cheaper prices. They go to great lengths to make their counterfeits look like the originals, but they are not the same. They are low quality imitations. Adding a brand name, doesn’t change what they really are.
Our world has gone through dramatic changes, with many name changes to match changing opinion and attitudes. Sin has been relabeled as freedom; killing unborn babies is now a choice; and immorality has become an alternative lifestyle. Lust is called love and modesty is mocked as prudish. Christian values are considered radical by some and righteousness is called intolerance. Shameful behavior, once hidden, is widely accepted as entertainment.
Did these new names change the mind of GOD? The Bible says “if my people who are called by my name will humble themselves and pray and seek my face and turn from their wicked ways, I will hear from heaven and will forgive their sins and restore their land” (2 Chron 7:14). Changing the name of sin won’t stop it from destroying us.
Changing names and popular opinion won’t change GOD’s love either. We are saved by unmerited favor because “GOD so loved the world, that he gave his only begotten Son, that whosoever believeth in him should not perish, but have everlasting life” (John 3:16). If we accept GOD’s gift of salvation we will get new names and change from sinners to children of GOD. That change is more than just a name.
3RRR SACRED HAPPY LAND!!! NO ludicris NO troll NO redneck/moose NO scott NO maturo NO pirates
The Lord can be found in many places, this seems to be one of them.
found that true years ago in Muir Woods; very serene
Right on! Love the peacefulness when surrounded by nature.Thank God He is with us everywhere! 💗O:)
Being grateful definitely works in our favor! The best way to practice gratitude is by making it a *habit.* No matter how rough a day, there's *always* something or someone to be grateful for. O:)
This is beautiful, and full of Grace.l am grateful to be alive this morning. And very grateful for my SAVIOR, Lord Jesus Christ who takes care of me every day. We all can have HIM there with us. Accept HIM into your life. Amen.👼
So beautiful - Lord, my friend Carol is very close to coming home to you. Please send her angel to help her. She has been fighting and fighting and keeps falling and hurting herself. Guide her to happiness where she will see her parents and brother, where she will be no more in pain. In you I pray Sweet Lord.
I have a small one of these. After losing a daughter many years ago I always feel better seeing this picture. It's a great comfort. Your paintings touch the spirit.
I am so grateful to be alive another day. I thank my heavenly father and my Savior Jesus Christ for watching over me and my family every day and for all the wonderful blessings I receive.
A grateful spirit is a reflection of The Love God has given us Thanking Jesus for HIS gift of salvation.
Beautiful picture. Thank you for posting it.
Friday was a day of conflicting priorities. I was attempting to fill the big gap left when my supervisor left for a well-deserved vacation. I had to manage a large and diverse workforce to support one of our most challenging diplomatic missions. When I arrived at work, I discovered two of my team members were sick and wouldn’t be there to help. With my boss gone, other people off, and now two more out, our challenges increased.
Susan called in the middle of our staff meeting, but I told her I couldn’t talk right then. That must have been too much for her, because she called back within 30 minutes and quizzed my coworker about his virtual private network (VPN). Susan was looking all over for help, since my suggestion “to wait” wasn’t acceptable. Our VPN (internet) had been down for days and that left her without a major source of entertainment. With many of her friends gone and Beijing in a virtual lockdown for the end of WWII anniversary celebration, she was desperate to find a solution. She asked if I would take the day off and help her. I felt bad, but I couldn’t take off with my work responsibilities. I did make it a priority to ask our VPN provider for help.
Another conflicting priority is playing out between Syria and the world. When war broke out in Syria it wasn’t a priority for much of the world. No country wanted to get dragged into another complicated struggle in the Middle East. After all, it was their problem and it was too hard to figure out who the “good guys” were. The lack of decisive action early on, combined with huge military withdrawals from Iraq and Afghanistan created an opening for Islamic extremists to move in.
The resulting human tidal wave of refugees is overwhelming every country the people pass through and hope to settle in. If the world had spent the “ounce of prevention” perhaps they could have avoided the “pound of cure” they are faced with now. The picture of a child who died on the journey has raised both awareness and the priority to find a solution.
There is another decision that should be a priority. GOD should be the first priority in our lives and we must accept Him as our Savior. Serving GOD isn’t always easy, but “the wages of sin is death” (Romans 6:23) and living in sin causes problems that get worse as time passes. Even more important, if you die in your sin the consequences will never end. If you make GOD your first priority you will gain “the peace of God, which passeth all understanding” (Phil 4:7) now. He made you His first priority by giving you the “gift of GOD, eternal life” (Rom 6:23).
Wayne Lance (2015)
AMEN....SO VERY BEAUTIFUL!!!! YES....I AM GRATEFUL FOR ALL OF GOD'S MANY BLESSINGS!!!! GOD GAVE ME A BEAUTIFUL FAMILY TO LOVE WHICH I AM VERY THANKFUL FOR. HE WOKE ME UP THIS MORNING AND GUIDES ME THROUGHOUT MY BUSY DAY. HE HELPS ME WITH EVERY LITTLE CHORE I HAVE. THANK YOU MY FATHER GOD. AMEN.
Beautiful! Amen! Thank you Father! Praise God! Praise Jesus and The Holy Spirit!
Blessing God with gratitude for His gift of Helping Hands.
Another beautiful painting by this man!💜💜💜
What a beautiful painting very realistic .
I love this picture how do
I get one.like it
A grateful heart doeth good like medicine
Amen im very grateful for waking up every day..
I love Angels because I know they are all around us and I truly Believe it
Give thanks with a greatful heart.
Give thanks to the Holy One
Give thanks because He has given
Jesus Christ His Son.
I give thanks every day.
Lord is touching us all.
Grateful for the Lord Jesus Christ. He is wonderful.
Heavenly reminder, so beautiful
I feel grateful for living in our glorious country and many other things.
I love this. It hangs above the fireplace. Reminds me of Carey and Emma. Had to have it.
Greg, I am mystified by your palette! When you have your midtones, (grays) I also see light blues, and cadmium reds mixed in, which creates an interesting dynamic. Your paintings are not hyper realistic, but they are skillful in the style, and techniques that create a mood. I have painted for years, and yet haven't figured out the correct palette to create a realistic approach to covering religious themes. All I can do is sit in awe of your technique and appreciate your nuanced paintings with spiritual themes. Thank you for working so hard at your craft.
What is Important -
A few weeks ago a chemical explosion in the port city of Tianjin, China killed more than a hundred people and destroyed over a billion dollars in property. It cost millions more in lost business and the long-term damage to the local population may never be known. To the people who were directly affected it was important, but it wasn’t a big deal in this country of 1.3 billion people and their massive economy.
A short time later the Chinese stock market crashed and many fortunes were lost. Small investors lost everything and larger investors were badly hurt. The government had urged people to invest in the stock market, after the real estate market tanked. The government tried to stabilize the collapsing market by investing billions, but the market continued to fall. With only 10% of the Chinese people invested in the stock market, the catastrophic failure didn’t seem that important, unless it was your life savings that was wiped out.
The Chinese government marked the 70th anniversary of the end of World War II with a military parade. They cleaned up the air to impress the foreign dignitaries attending their celebration. They shut down 1700 factories around Beijing for a week and severely restricted traffic coming into the city. Much of downtown Beijing was closed to the public. Businesses had to close, so people couldn’t work and some people weren’t able to get to their downtown apartments the night before. All of that was for a parade that lasted just 70 minutes. National prestige was important, that it disrupted people’s lives wasn’t.
In a world of large numbers it is easy to get lost in the statistics. Compared to the masses, the individual just doesn’t seem that important. That’s not how JESUS sees us. Yes, “God so loved the world, that he gave his only begotten Son, that whosoever believeth in him should not perish, but have everlasting life” (John 3:16 KJV) but He saves us one by one. He wants to be your personal Savior. You are not just part of the crowd, you are important to Him.
Wayne Lance (2015)
my Daughter Gave Me This Wall Hanging Tapestry For Mothers Day A Few Yrs Go I Zjacie It Hanging Over My Bed To Remind Me How Much I Miss Her🙏❤️🙋🌹💌🙌👭👏😘💞
AMEN!!! THANK YOU MY LORD & SAVIOR FOR LOVING ME.
I AM THE MOMMIE CHILD OF MY TALL LORD ROCK DADDY!!!
I truly do not see...but I am truly thankful.
I have this picture as a puzzle ! I put it together and glued it !
Jesus loved the little Children of the World
Love These Sweet Words! Thank You For
Sharing, Greg! Happy Thanksgiving! God
Bless You & Your Family!