This past weekend through today, we have had a master highlighter at our Thomas Kinkade Gallery in the Village. We generally have Kinkade highlighting events 3-4 times a year, but this one was especially memorable because it was the first since Thomas Kinkade passed away. The events normally last 6-8 hours and we keep the highlighter here for 2-3 days depending on the number of pieces we have set aside to be highlighted.
Some of you may be asking… what is highlighting?? Well, it’s quite simple. Highlighting is when the artist or an approved highlighter goes on top of the print and adds paint to “highlight” different parts of the canvas. This is done to add texture so that the prints seem more like the original as well as giving the light places to catch off of so it makes them jump out at you more.
Our clients love to see the process and meet the highlighters. This time, we were privileged to haveJanet Karn join us as our Master Highlighter. She has been with us several times in the past and always does a fabulous job. She has been highlighting over the past twelve years for the Thomas Kinkade company, and she services approximately ten galleries. When she first started, they required her to spend around a week in training… constantly highlighting paintings while being timed and spoken to so she could get comfortable with the process. Now, she has it down to a science. The Kinkade company provides their Master Highlighters with premixed paints to use so that the highlighting on the paintings remains consistent. When you have your painting highlighted, you receive a certificate stating the validity of the highlighting that you can keep with the painting to enhance its value.
Our next highlighting event is scheduled for June, and we would love to have you join us.