Can you imagine a walk with The Lord. If you could would it be in a peaceful garden with the gentle sound of flowing water and the scent of lush flowers on a faint breeze? Thomas Kinkade has captured this image for us in his most recent release: Walk of Faith. For me this spiritually symbolic painting represents the peace I will be given each day as I turn my will over to my Higher Power. I hope you find it as inspiring as I do.
Like Kinkade, my family’s roots are in Ireland. I have not yet had the pleasure of visiting my home land but I would like to believe it is just as Kinkade portrayed it in “Emerald Valley.”
As hard as life must have been then, the simplicity and the beauty are what I see in this piece. In the foreground there is a path that winds over the bridge and off into the distance. I envision that path connecting the whole valley, one clan to the next.
As we celebrate St. Patrick’s Day this year I hope we remember the rich, colorful heritage that so many Americans descend from.
I wanted to talk about one painting for Valentine’s Day, but which one??? My mind filled with images of hearts and flowers, pink and red colors, and people and creatures falling in love, (Beauty and the Beast). Then I settled on “romance”, and in my mind one image embodies it best: “Savannah Romance” by Thomas Kinkade. This lush floral canopy creates the perfect setting for a romantic encounter. One can just imagine strolling the path at twilight, holding hands and settling into a park bench where lovers could get lost in each other. The aroma of the flowers and the trickle of the fountain would only add to the mood. Any woman would be wooed by this enchanted local.
This year President’s Day is on Feb. 21st. For those politically or educationally minded art connoisseurs we offer the perfect selections. Andy Thomas has hit a major home run with his three paintings of American Presidents. True Blue-Democrats and Grand Ol’ Gang-Republicans feature selected American Presidents enjoying a card game. The popularity of Grand Ol’ Gang supported a second piece: Callin’ the Blue. In this piece the same Presidents are laughing over a game of pool.