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Home for the Evening

The title for this tiny painting was originally “Cookies Baking.” As I worked on the painting, I could almost smell the sweet aroma of homemade cookies coming from inside the snow-covered cottage. By the way, the number “5282” that appears on the mailbox in the front of the cottage here in Home for the Evening  is a tribute to one of my favorite dates – May 2nd, 1982 – the day my wife Nanette and I were married. As an artist, I have an advantage over most husbands; hiding my anniversary date in my paintings helps me to never forget what it is!

  • Thomas Kinkade felt that this particular image has a “being home” mentality, so he changed the name after it was made in lithograph form from “Cookies Baking” to Home for the Evening.
  • The address on the mailbox is “5282” for Thom’s and Nanette’s wedding anniversary. Thom said hiding his anniversary date in the paintings helps him to never forget what date it is.
Title Home for the Evening
Published March 1991

Image Size

8" x 10"

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