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Morning Glory Cottage

I love flowers, I love cottages, and I love the radiant effects of morning light. Combine all three of these into one setting and you have something that, as an artist, I dream of stumbling upon. Recently, while in my favorite seaside village Carmel-by-the-Sea, I stumbled upon a setting with all three of these aspects, and believe me, my heart was in the clouds. In fact, I immediately pulled the car over, set up my easel and settled down to work. The result is what you see here.

As I began to work, an idea occurred to me: since flowers and cottages are both so much a part of Carmel, why not launch a new series of paintings devoted to flower-themed cottages. This painting proudly features the morning glory – a lovely vining flower that, like myself, is drawn to the tranquil moods of morning light. Future paintings in this new series Flower Cottages of Carmel will accentuate the flowers featured in other gardens, such as here with Morning Glory Cottage. So, if you have a favorite flower, keep your eye out as new paintings come along!

It’s exciting to me that this is the first series of cottages based on real locations. In fact, when the series is complete (hopefully six to eight paintings) it would be possible for a collector to take a walking tour of locations featured in my paintings. But I don’t think I’ll supply a map – after all, the greatest enjoyment comes in stumbling upon these visual treasures for yourself!

  • In loving tribute to his wife Nanette, Thomas Kinkade has hidden three N’s in Morning Glory Cottage.
  • Morning Glory Cottage is the first painting in Thom’s new series of Carmel cottages – Flower Cottages of Carmel Collection.
  • Morning Glory Cottage is a real cottage located on Santa Lucia off of Scenic in Carmel, California.
  • At the time Thom painted Morning Glory Cottage, the Hubbard family¬†owned the real cottage and were in the process of selling their home. The family who purchased the real cottage from the Hubbards also bought the original of Morning Glory Cottage to keep in their main home in Texas.
Title Morning Glory Cottage
Published June 1995
Subject Location Carmel, California
Collection Flower Cottages of Carmel I

Image Size

16" x 20"

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