Art Notes

Soldiers make a profession of traveling to foreign lands and fighting battles for country, honor and to protect our way of life. But eventually every battle must come to an end and with it the glorious and joyous event of the troops returning to their families and loved ones – finally coming home.

In Homecoming Hero, I envision a simple country setting containing all the elements of home that soldiers from every branch of the military have always fought for, regardless of their place in history-security, peace, tranquility, family and community life. My inspiration for this image came from Norman Rockwell's The Homecoming Marine, the most collected cover in the rich history of the Saturday Evening Post. The homecoming soldier is greeted by his family, reminding us that life can once more return to normal.

In today's world, our hope is that our soldiers will be coming home soon as well, and that their homecoming will be as joyous as the one depicted in Homecoming Hero.

Title: Homecoming Hero
Painted: 2009
Published: 2009
Style: Chiaroscuro
Classification: Thomas Kinkade Original
Limited Edition: Available

Genre: Patriotic

Tags: American military, American soldier, Chickens, Dog, Farm, Patriotic, USA, Yellow Ribbon

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