September 2005 Release
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White Discovers The Cottage
A New Day at Cinderella's Castle
Coming Soon: Pinocchio By Thomas Kinkade
"How many children have stood at this very spot, eyes
wide with wonder at their first glimpse of Sleeping Beauty Castle, since
DisneylandŽ park opened fifty years ago? I was one. On our annual visits to
Grandma's house, we never failed to make a stop at the DisneylandŽ park. I'm
sure that some of my romantic ideas about architecture were formed as I
wandered these fabulous grounds.
When the Disneyland 50th Anniversary gala was announced, I jumped at the
chance to paint this place of joyous memories. I was given special
permission to set up my easel on Main Street to paint a plein air study.
Swarms of people gathered round to watch and encourage as I painted Sleeping
Beauty Castle, soon to be festooned with decorations, flags, and banners
celebrating Disneyland's 50th. I couldn't resist painting my own family,
buying balloons at the lower right of the canvas, among the diverse crowd.
The drama of sunset in my Disneyland 50th Anniversary suggests the end of an
era, while the glowing lights
at the base of the castle remind us that a new age of imagination and
celebration awaits." - Thomas Kinkade
Available In the Following Sizes: 18x27, 24x36 and 28x42
There are 12 N's hidden in Disneyland 50th Anniversary, in honor of Thom's
beloved wife, Nanette. In honor of
the 50th Anniversary, there are also 50 hidden silhouettes of Mickey Mouse.
This image is also being released in an edition size of 1,955, the year
the park opened in Anaheim, CA. Sleeping Beauty Castle is shown in its
luminous 50th Anniversary attire, painted and adorned to be the centerpiece
and "Crown" jewel of the 50th Anniversary celebration! Complete with gold
drapery, and regal banners including five crowns that sit on each of the
turrets, resplendent with custom Swarovski crystals.
Thom has included his entire family in his painting, Disneyland 50th
Anniversary, including his wife Nanette and
four daughters: Merritt, Chandler, Winsor and Everett.