Thomas Kinkade Studios Original Studies are exquisite works of art created by Thomas Kinkade Studios artists. These original paintings are the inspiration for the published Limited-Edition Art releases. Original Studies were lovingly created with hundreds of hours of research and brushwork applied to each one. Each Thomas Kinkade Studios Original Study has its own story to tell – some created solely with acrylic or oil paints, while others were painted using mixed-media art techniques. A Thomas Kinkade Studios Original Study comes with a Certificate of Authenticity that includes an archival catalog number and authorized signature which certifies its status as a Thomas Kinkade Studios original work of art. A tamper-evident hologram and signature plaque are affixed to each original, and these marks of authenticity are exclusive to these unique works of art.