Art of the South
113 Newman Rd.
Gatlinburg, TN 37738
Cinderella Wishes Upon A Dream
Disney Dreams Collection
Available as: 12x18, 18x27, 24x36 and 28x42
"Cinderella Wishes Upon A
Dream, fourth piece in my popular Disney Dreams Collection, has given me the
chance to push the limits of my ability farther than I ever have. Hundreds
of hours of detailing were required to capture a setting magical enough for
a princess and her charming prince. On the towering mountain in the distance
we see Cinderella's castle, a vision inspired by the movie. Coming down from
the castle road we see Cinderella's horseman and coach, galloping towards
the sleeping village below.
As Cinderella and her prince cross the stone bridge over the lover's
reflecting pool, we pause to enjoy the numerous details that make this scene
so inviting. Cinderella's many friends are here. The whimsical mice with
their charming antics can be found dotted around the scene (see how many you
can count!). Cinderella's other tiny helpers, the colorful birds of the
kingdom have built a nest in the tree house hidden in the foliage. Flowers
glow in abundance, while overhead the stars twinkle radiantly. The entire
scene seems aglow with the magical blessing of the Fairy Godmother, who
rides atop a splendid rainbow at the top of the painting. The stone statue
in the garden at the lower right suggests Cinderella's years of drudgery,
yet the sparkling gown she wears reminds us that dreams really do come true.
Lucifer the cat is busy tormenting the playful mice, while the stepmother
and stepsisters look upon the sweethearts with amazement and perhaps a hint
of joy. The king and his duke, fashioned as weathered chimney pots in my
painting, gaze with delight at the goings on. I've put tributes to my
earlier Disney collection – Snow White, Pinocchio, and even Peter Pan and
Tinker Bell can be found by a patient viewer. This is proof positive that
for Cinderella's deepest wishes to come true, she'll need a little help from
- Thomas Kinkade
1. Cinderella Wishes Upon A Dream is the fourth piece in Thom's Disney
2. Thom has placed a total of 25 N's in this work as tribute to his wife
Nanette, as well as in honor of his 25 years as a published artist.
3. The title, Cinderella Wishes Upon A Dream is based upon the Cinderella
movie's central song.
4. The path shown in this image carries us from the stepmother's house down
into the village, and finally to the castle.
5. You will find many exciting things in 5. Cinderella Wishes Upon A Dream,
such as Cinderella's dog, three antique hot air balloons and dozens of
figures – including Snow White, Pinocchio, Peter Pan and Tinker Bell! Can
you find them all?
6. Take note of Cinderella's coach, frozen in time. The clock shows a moment
before midnight. Has it stopped?
7. Cinderella's castle can be seen in the distance, and the Fairy Godmother
can be seen riding atop the splendid rainbow.
8. The stone statue featured in the garden area on the lower right of
Cinderella Wishes Upon A Dream suggests Cinderella's years of drudgery. The
sparkling gown she wears reminds us that dreams really do come true.