Thomas Kinkade died on Good Friday, April 6, 2012. I was sad, like I was with Steve Jobs. I will miss the creative genius and what else they could have shared with the world. I am a Kinkade fan and enjoy 2 of his paintings in my home. They hold different meanings to everybody, but ‘A Peaceful Retreat’ reminds me of my dad, who passed in 2003. I got ‘Perseverance’ after I lost my home and all my possessions in a fire. It seemed an appropriate reminder.
Well, April happens to be child abuse prevention and awareness month and I have been focused on a fundraiser for Childhelp. For this reason , we decided to sell our Kinkade paintings on eBay and donate a portion of the proceeds to Childhelp. If you know a Kinkade fan, I have a great cause. Please feel free to share this link.
“A Perfect Evening” has 3 signatures and the most animals of his paintings:
Like you, I spend my time in a world more complex than the one I imagined in “A Peaceful Retreat.” But it is good, sometimes, to retreat, at least in our imagination, to a quiet place, where one can refresh and restore the soul. In that spirit, I invite you to share with me the tranquil pleasures of this, “A Peaceful Retreat.”. –Thomas Kinkade
“Perseverance” is the only painting without landscaping. It has 4 signatures and 2 additional hand drawn illustrations on the back:
“In ‘Perseverance’ thunder crashes, sails billow, waves toss the fragile boat. We see that the clouds are about to break. The sea will calm; the sailor’s perseverance will soon be rewarded by a return to God’s safe heaven. Perhaps this painting can assure each of us that if we can simply persevere, God’s hand of love will soon disperse each storm.” — Thomas Kinkade
Both are 24″ x “36 canvas premium paper, in 36″ x 48″ premium frames Renaissance Editions (R/E)
The Renaissance Edition is a special reserve edition created with a textured brushstroke process that recreates the artist’s actual brushwork. It is then finished in oil by a master highlighter who applies a special “Watermark Remarque” to the verso side of the canvas. Each unique canvas is created under the artist’s close supervision. Upon satisfactory completion, the artist hand signs the front of the canvas and a foil-stamped gold Renaissance Edition seal is applied to the back. Each Renaissance Edition is designated by the letters R/E after the print number. Due to the exclusivity of these rare pieces, all Renaissance Edition prints are limited to distribution through select Thomas Kinkade Galleries and Signature Dealers.