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Autumn Snow

Autumn Snow recalls a moment when nature offered a rare variety. It happened years ago, but lives in my memory still. Nanette and I heard reports of an early snow, which had fallen east of our hometown of Placerville, where the American River winds its way out of the Sierra Mountains. We laced up our boots and set off to see for ourselves.

We tramped through clean, deep patches of new snow until we came upon the river. The trees along the streamĀ flamed orange and gold in their final blaze of fall color. The new fallen snow still clung to them, adding winter’s glistening white to the glory of autumn. The effect was breathtaking.

I painted Autumn Snow some years ago and its meaning has deepened for me as I pass through the seasons of my own life. The coming together of fall colors with the dazzle of winter white reminds me that each stage of our lives has its special pleasures and purposes. In that spirit, I offer it to you now.

  • Thomas Kinkade’s Autumn Snow, captures the beauty of nature’s changing seasons. This is a unique piece in that it combines the brilliant colors of fall with the pure delicate whites of winter.
  • True to his luminous style, Thom utilizes the natural sunlight to create the contrast of warm autumn ambers with the cold winter snow.
  • When Thom and Nanette heard reports of an early snow near their hometown, they set off to see for themselves. Their efforts were rewarded with this peaceful nature scene which is the subject of Autumn Snow.
  • Thom painted Autumn Snow a few years ago and shares that the significance of this painting deepens for him as he passes through the seasons of his own life.
Title Autumn Snow
Painted 1988
Published August 2007
Subject Location East of Placerville, along the American River and Sierra Mountains

Image Size

24 " x 26"

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