Ship's Log 04.29.2013
Ahoy Mateys! This here be me MONDAY MOOD SWING post.
Today's MOOD be.......ART
There are different forms of art, but I am going to focus on my favorite form.....painting.
There are many famous artists, alive and dead, too many to name. My favorite artist is Thomas Kinkade, the Painter of Light. I was deeply saddened by his recent passing.
January 19, 1958-April 6, 2012 (aged 54)
Thomas Kinkade was a wonderful painter and a very good author as well.
To learn more about him, here is a link:
As most people know, paintings by Thomas Kinkade do not come cheap. And I am sure the prices have gone up since his passing. Therefore, I chose to collect, assemble and display puzzles of his paintings. After moving several times, I have had to store my puzzles away. But, recently I have been setting up an office/craft room for myself, which has given me an opportunity to once again display my puzzles. Here are a few shots of my wall....the puzzles are on all the walls, but you get the idea.
As you can see, I cut and reconnected a few puzzles so that they would fit in the corners. Now I have my own private gallery of Thomas Kinkade paintings.
It's hard to believe that there will be no more new paintings by Thomas Kinkade, or new books written by him. If you've never read his Cape Light series, I highly recommend it. Here is a link to find out about his books:
There is another artist that I really used to enjoy watching paint. His name was Bob Ross. He used to have a show called The Joy of Painting, where he would paint a scene right before your eyes. He would start with an empty canvas and show you step by step how to create beautiful scenes.
October 29, 1942-July 4, 1995 (aged 52)
Bob Ross was very soft spoken and the way he used to refer to his trees as 'Happy Little Trees' was priceless. It saddens and amazes me how two of my favorite painters passed away at almost the same age...and so young. I know that Thomas Kinkade professed to be saved, but I do not know about Bob...I do know that at the end of each episode, he was known for saying,"so from all of us here, I'd like to wish you happy painting, and God bless, my friend." I believe he was from the Mormon church..in any case, they are both greatly missed in the art world.
If you wish to learn more about Bob Ross, here is a link:
Alright, now that the professionals are out of the way. I have one more painting I wish to share with you today. It is by two very special artists.....Lucas Dee Smith and Cassie Sue Ramsdell
Meet the artists:
My talented grandchildren!!
Now, I can go on and on about these two, but I won't. Let's just say that to me their paintings will always outshine even the most famous of art.
Thank ye Mateys fer stopping by and reading me 'MOOD' fer this Monday!!! Tell me in the comments what form of art you prefer and why....God bless.
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