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Plein Air

The play of light on water, the glorious glow of sunlight reflected and the radiant sense of movement and life, are all part of the unpredictable ever-changing world of plein air painting. Painting directly from nature has produced some of Thomas Kinkade’s finest work.
Capitola Sunset Capitola Sunset

Capitola Sunset

The serene seaside village of Capitola, just north of Monterey has become a favorite weekend retreat for the Kinkade family. Recently, I set...

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The Majesty of Mizzou The Majesty of Mizzou

The Majesty of Mizzou

The six Ionic columns that are the focus of The Majesty of Mizzou are original to the campus, proud symbols of the first...

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La Jolla Cove La Jolla Cove

La Jolla Cove

La Jolla Cove reminds me that my artistic adventure has spanned over twenty five years. In my earliest years of showing in galleries...

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Capitola Village Capitola Village

Capitola Village

Nearby Capitola Village is as familiar as my back yard; I've even painted it many times. Imagine my surprise, then, to discover that...

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The Wailing Wall, Jerusalem The Wailing Wall, Jerusalem

The Wailing Wall, Jerusalem

The Wailing Wall, Jerusalem expresses the devotion of the believers who come here to pray. Several formally dressed Orthodox Jewish men join with...

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Via Dolorosa Via Dolorosa

Via Dolorosa

In the Middle Ages, the Via Dolorosa was identified as the route along which Christ carried His cross; I've set my easel at...

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Tower of David Tower of David

Tower of David

The Tower of David has become a recognized landmark, viewed by many as the symbol of Jerusalem. I think the view is, quite...

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Sunrise, Sea of Galilee Sunrise, Sea of Galilee

Sunrise, Sea of Galilee

My wife and I spent the night at a kibbutz on the Sea of Galilee, near locations which were the very heart and...

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San Francisco, The Presidio San Francisco, The Presidio

San Francisco, The Presidio

Plein air painting allows the spirit of place to literarily take hold of my brush. The Presidio is one of San Francisco’s oldest...

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