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Autumn Lane

Autumn is the perfect season for hiking the countryside. The air is crisp and invigorating; the light radiant and alive. Vistas painted crimson, gold and flaming orange by the frost-touched trees await the delighted walker around each bend.

Autumn Lane follows a rural road into the cool depths of an autumn forest. The scene is rich with the pleasures of the season – the quiet shadows are deep, the morning lights brilliant, the hardwoods are simply on fire with their autumn colors.

In a much admired tribute to the season, I entered an Autumn Gate to discover the elegant pleasures of a grand country estate. By contrast, the joys of the Autumn Lane are rustic; here is the merest hint of a human presence in the few standing boards of an ancient, weathered fence.

I find that a country lane is a lovely invitation to my imagination. On my rambles, I delight in anticipating what might lie around the next bend in the road; but I’m often startled by nature’s beauty. So be my guest – try to guess what you’ll see next on my Autumn Lane. But expect to be surprised.

  • Thomas Kinkade has hidden three N’s in Autumn Lane, as an ongoing tribute to his wife Nanette.
  • Autumn Lane is the first painting in Thom’s new collection, Autumn Lane I.
  • The feeling of autumn is simply overwhelming with Thom’s realistic depiction of this quiet rural road. The shadows are dark in contrast to the brilliant morning light, while the turning fall leavers simply appear to be on fire.
Title Autumn Lane
Published August 1995
Collection Autumn Lane I

Image Size

20" x 24"

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