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I’ve kept my promise – to myself and to my public – and there’s great satisfaction in that. When in 1990, I launched my decade-long celebration of the season with Christmas Cottage, I had no clear idea of the challenges such a monumental portfolio would present. Now, as I conclude the series with Evening Glow, I can tell you that I also had no idea of the pleasures it would provide.
In this series I’ve delighted in the festive hustle-bustle of the holidays; I’ve also savored the delicious tranquility of a winter evening. I wanted to convey both moods of the season in this concluding piece. I’ve tried to create a sense of joyous activity in the warmly lit cottage; the carefully painted footsteps announce the arrival of loved ones who’ve gathered within – perhaps to celebrate Christmas Eve.
The stream, not yet frozen for skating, murmurs its echo of the holiday cheer within. For the passerby – for us – all is hushed; the holiday suffused in a golden glow of memory. And though the series ends, a new millennium is just around the corner. Who knows what expression of hope and peace next year’s Christmas will bring?
- In an ongoing tribute to his wife Nanette, Thomas Kinkade has hidden ten N’s in Evening Glow.
- Ten years in the making, Thom introduces his tenth and final addition to his very popular Christmas Cottage Collection, Evening Glow.
- Christmas is a time when families and friends get together to spend a joyful, peaceful time – it is truly a time that exhibits the meaning behind Thom’s work.
- Evening Glow, along with every other piece in the Christmas Cottage Collection, will be released in a 12″ x 16″ size to allow collectors to complete their collections.
- In this concluding piece to the Christmas Cottage Collection, Thom revisits a calmer, more serene Christmas season with glowing windows and a soft, bubbling brook.
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16" x 20"
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