My inspiration to do this painting came after watching the "Mormon Message" about Refiner's Fire.
I was touched by the comparison that was made between the work of a blacksmith
and how our trials can make us stronger.
"The refiner's fire is real, and qualities of character and righteousness that are forged in the furnace of affliction perfect and purify us and prepare us to meet God." -Quentin L. Cook Oct. 2011