Saturday, July 21

Caught in the Act


After coffee with Alexis today I went to Temecula to get the new (and final) Harry Potter book. As I meandered through the mall I came across the Thomas Kinkade gallery. There was a woman sitting in the window display painting the details onto a Thomas Kinkade painting! In the window display! They don't even try to hide that Thomas Kinkade doesn't paint those little "accents of light"! What is this phenomena? Why is this man so rich?

3 comments:

alexae said...

Wait... I think I missed something. Do they sell painted paintings that are actually reproductions as "Thomas Kinkade"s? Or are they reprints with paint on them? What's going on? I never paid much attention to hotel art. Please explain.

kelly v said...

They're reproductions of Kinkade paintings, and a licensed Kinkade artist adds "touches of light." No Kinkade painting sold in the stores has ever actually been touched by Thomas Kinkade. He only sells reproductions and someone else makes them look more like real paintings, which means they can sell them for more than if they were just regular prints.

alexae said...

That's brilliant! We need to paint some crap can we add a dab of extra paint to that we can have other people sell for us at the mall. We just can't call it paint I guess... so since "light" is taken, we could add " dabs of fairy snot" or "trans-dimensional magic spots" "angel beams"... humm, this will take some thought...