Saturday, April 7, 2012

Rest in Peace, Thomas Kincaid

The famous painter of light Thomas Kincaid passed away. He was 54 years young. Though I was not a huge fan (I never got on the buying Kincaid frenzy), I thought that his paintings were magical.  And you have to give the guy props, he certainly knew how to market himself.

As a tribute and in recognition of his accomplishments in such a short life, I thought I might share the only Kincaid thing I own...a cross stitch that I completed 8 or 9 years ago.  The pattern was very difficult, and it was only my second attempt at cross stitch. People thought I was crazy for trying it, being such a novice.  But in my true Laurel style, I liked the picture and I was pretty sure I could do it.

Rest in peace, Thomas Kincaid.



 Laurel. Stitch a memory.

7 comments:

  1. I had not heard that Kincaid died. As a commercial artist his success can't be denied and his technique was certainly good. Had he lived in another era his landscapes might have been given serious consideration.

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  2. I never got the Kincaid frenzy either as he was way too commercialized for my tastes. Your stitchery on the other hand is beautiful. I time to make it shows in each stitch. Easter blessings...

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  3. What a huge project for your second cross-stitch. Beautiful, though, very beautiful :)

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  4. This is just beautful, intricate and executed so well. I have not heard of Steven Kincaid before so I will have to study a little more.

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    1. Yes, but you have to have seen his work...lot's of little cottages..he started with paintings, then did calendars, then plates, then books, then cnadle, then...kidding, but you can find a Kincade image on almost anything. Very prolific.

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  5. Laurel, you did a fantastic job! I'm sure Mr. Kincaid would appreciate your work--a great tribute to him even if it wasn't planned.

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