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Carmel, Ocean Avenue on a Rainy Afternoon

Carmel has been a favorite family retreat for many years, so naturally I was excited to finally put on canvas some of my personal feelings about the area. I chose the corner that affords a broad panorama of several of the characteristics that make Carmel picturesque: Monterey pine trees, flowering hedges, and charming architecture.

  • Thomas Kinkade painted Carmel, Ocean Avenue on a Rainy Afternoon ironically on a rainy day – which the city doesn’t get many rainy days – on the corner of ‘Lincoln Street’ looking east along Carmel’s main street ‘Ocean Avenue.’
  • Nanette Kinkade is featured riding on her bicycle with a basket of French bread; while their eldest daughter Merritt has her name on a sign on the left-hand side of the painting.
  • Carmel is known for its infamous former mayor Clint Eastwood, and of course as a colony for artist and art galleries.
  • The couple who originally commissioned Thom to paint Carmel, Ocean Avenue on a Rainy Afternoon are featured in the lower left-hand side of the painting with their family, near the historical hotel called the ‘Pine Inn.’
Title Carmel, Ocean Avenue on a Rainy Afternoon
Published 1989
Subject Location Carmel, California

Image Size

18" x 27"

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