Art Notes

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".

I wanted Stillwater Cottageto 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 ancient stone bench with an open family bible awaiting moments of quiet study, and the graceful gliding swans – give this cottage character.

The rich colors of sunset bathe the glade and the distant trees in glorious light. Here God's perfect peace reigns.

Title: Stillwater Cottage
Collection: Peaceful Cottages
Painted: 2005
Published: 2005
Style: Chiaroscuro
Classification: Thomas Kinkade Original
Limited Edition: Available

Genre: Cottages

Tags: Cottages, River, Stream, Swans, Waterfall

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