May 2005 Release
"Still waters run deep; the waters of this crystal pool offer balm to the
soul. Here, in this tranquil glade, God's perfect peace reigns.
I have frequently tried to capture on canvas such refuges. Stillwater
Cottage, which introduces my new Peaceful Cottages series, is, in a
sense, the companion piece to a painting I did years ago entitled
Beside Still Waters. This cottage sits comfortably in its hushed
setting, where no breeze rustles the leaves of the trees and the only
motion is provided by the graceful gliding geese.
I wanted Stillwater Cottage to come alive for you as a place of
refuge. The light pouring from the windows suggests that a family
dwells at peace within. Carefully observed details - the weathered
brass bell over the door, the stone bench and ancient rock retaining
wall - give this cottage character.
The rich colors of sunset bathe the glade and the distant trees in
glorious light. In this place, God is surely present; we feel the
comfort and protection we can only know when we are in His hands."
- Thomas Kinkade
May's tranquil release is available in 12x16, 18x24 and
25.5x34 canvas sizes. Stillwater Cottage's companion, Beside Still Waters,
as Thomas mentioned earlier was released in 1993 and is a highly sought
after secondary market piece as it has long since sold out . This can only
mean good things for Kinkade's newest masterpiece.
The calendar minded will also note that May also
happens to be the time we honor our mother's for their love and burdens that
they endured to help us become who we are. What better way to say thank you
than to present her with this vibrant piece of serenity. For more details
about Stillwater Cottage - please contact your Art of the South consultant