Art Notes



Inspiration can be thought of as both profoundly spiritual and deeply human. The Guiding Light,first in my Lights of Inspiration series, speaks to the dual nature of inspiration. This brilliant sunset penetrates the swirling storms that sometimes afflict our soul, reminding us that the deep emotions of hope and faith are a truer reflection of our spiritual nature than any doubt or turmoil can be. This radiant light works in concert with the towering clouds to create a sunset that is among the most luminous and dramatic I have ever attempted to capture on canvas.

The Guiding Light introduces a new compositional format for me. The long, narrow canvas is perfect for those settings in the home that call for a panoramic vision. Surely, this dramatic panorama of light can carry the viewer's imagination to sweeping distant vistas.

Title: The Guiding Light
Collection: Lights of Inspiration
Painted: 2005
Published: 2005
Style: Chiaroscuro
Classification: Thomas Kinkade Original
Limited Edition: Available

Genre: Lighthouses, Seascapes

Tags: Lighthouses, Ocean, Seascapes, Storm, Sunset, Waves

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