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Morning Dogwood

Morning Dogwood seemed almost to paint itself. The painting, which has become a follow-up to my Afternoon Light, Dogwood, started its life as a Plein Air impression of a tree shaded gazebo that I saw in Hawai’i.

Back in my studio, I began to feel very strongly that the trees should be pink flowering dogwoods rather than the tropical trees of Hawai’i. I¬†actually sanded down some of the heavy Plein Air brushwork, painted in the dogwoods shrouding the gazebo in lavish blooms, and stood amazed at the vision of Eden that seemed to paint itself in Morning Dogwood.

  • Thomas Kinkade has hidden two N’s hidden in Morning Dogwood as an¬†ongoing tribute to his wife Nanette.
  • Morning Dogwood is the second painting in Thom’s new collection Dogwood Gardens. The first painting in this series was Afternoon Light, Dogwood.
  • This painting originally began as a Plein Air study of Hawai’i’s tropical trees, but once Thom got back to his studio, the inspiration took over and changed the canvas from tropical trees to pink dogwoods. Morning Dogwood seemed to paint itself!
Title Morning Dogwood
Published April 1995
Collection Dogwood Gardens

Image Sizes

12" x 18"

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