Do. Or do not. There is no try.


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Thomas Kinkade, the famed “Painter of Light,” loved to share his passion for art and his creative process with other artists throughout his career. Thom believed in supporting artist development and exchanged ideas with artists. Through this collaborative environment, Thom passed down his methods and imparted the techniques, concepts and vision for his signature Kinkadian style.Today, the artists of the Thomas Kinkade Studios apply many of the same techniques created and used by Thom during his lifetime; from sketching to digital and oil brushwork, to image recapture and his use of light. Over time, these mastered skills have evolved into a Kinkadian style of art adored by art collectors around the world.

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The Rebellion Forces have escaped the Imperial Starfleet’s discovery of their new base on the ice world of Hoth™. Luke Skywalker™ has told R2-D2™ that they are not headed to the Rebellion rendezvous point but are traveling to the Dagobah™ System. Obi-Wan Kenobi™ has told Luke: “You will go to the Dagobah System. There you will learn from Yoda™. The Jedi™ Master who instructed me.”
Emperor Palpatine™ has told Darth Vader™ that there is a great disturbance in the Force, and the enemy is the young rebel who destroyed the Death Star™. This young rebel is the son of Anakin Skywalker™, and the Force is strong with this one.
During their initial meeting, Yoda states that he cannot teach the boy, as Luke has no patience and is too old. Obi-Wan reminds Yoda that Luke will learn patience. “Will he finish what he begins?” asks Yoda. After an intense training session, Luke’s X-Wing slips deeper into the swamp where he landed. Luke’s attempt to lift his fighter out and onto drier land fails, and it slips completely under the murky water. After Luke has turned away in frustration, Yoda uses the Force and deftly lifts the X-Wing out of the swamp and onto drier land. “I don’t believe it!” says Luke. “That is why you fail,” replies Yoda.
Luke must always remember that his greatest ally is the Force. Thomas Kinkade Studios is pleased to present Do. Or do not. There is no try.

Key Points

  • Do. Or do not. There is no try. is the seventh Limited Edition Art in the Star Wars™ Collection by Thomas Kinkade Studios. It is the second painting to feature an iconic scene from Star Wars: The Empire Strikes Back. The first painting was The Battle of Hoth™.
  • This work of art is especially noteworthy in that it is the first time that Thomas Kinkade Studios painted the beloved Jedi Master Yoda™.
  • This painting captures a critical moment in Star Wars: The Empire Strikes Back and the Star Wars universe’s overall story. This part of the film provides a meaningful explanation of what the Force is. As Yoda says in his iconic speech to Luke, “Life creates it, makes it grow. Its energy surrounds us and binds us. Luminous beings are we, not this crude matter. You must feel the Force around you: here, between you, me, the tree, the rock, everywhere, yes. Even between the land and the ship.”
  • Dagobah™ is a swamp-covered planet where the Force is especially strong and is Yoda’s home in his final years. Its wetlands are inhabited with reptiles and amphibious creatures, including the Dragonsnake™, which swallows R2-D2™ before quickly spitting the Droid out.
  • Thomas Kinkade Studios featured Luke Skywalker™ in three previous paintings. He is a prominent figure in A Son’s Destiny. He’s also shown climbing the AT-AT walker in The Battle of Hoth™