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    What did Kinkade end-up painting?

    Anybody know whatever happened to that painting Thomas K was doing that week in DL? We were there and saw him packing up, but never heard any more about it.

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    Quote Originally Posted by SomeSayImGoofy
    Anybody know whatever happened to that painting Thomas K was doing that week in DL? We were there and saw him packing up, but never heard any more about it.

    Thanks,

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    He's probably taking it back to his studio to let one of his students finish it up. Oh, You didn't know that....Kinkade lets his students do most of the work on his paintings then he just adds a few finishing touches and calls them his own originals. He doesn't have the admiration of true artists. I'm still held in high regard from those who know me for getting thrown out of the Kinkade gallery in Carmel for bad mouthing his work. Just because he lets his student do his work and they all look the same doesn't make him an artist. He's a good painter but not an artist.
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    Don't get me started on Mr. Kincaide. He's up there with Madonna at being a master of self promotion. He is a very good artist who's found a very profitable niche. I have an early book he produced with an artist friend titled "The Art Of Sketching" and I just found out it's worth about $600.

    He's looked upon with much disdain in the Art World. His self proclaimed title of "Painter of Light" is such a joke. Even his licensed galleries were on the verge of mutiny about two years ago. He never sells an original painting -- they are far too valuable and kept in a safe.

    When I saw he'd talked DL into letting him set up shop on the Hub and paint the Castle we laughed and were disgusted, although I'm sure they'd sell thousands of the prints produced from it.

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    I'm pretty sure (though not positive) that his painting was the conceptual one of the decorated castle that was floating around as a JPG for a while about a year ago. You can see them in a photo album over at WDWMagic, though you may need to be registered there to get in.

    http://photoalbums.wdwmagic.com/show...hp?photo=10101
    http://photoalbums.wdwmagic.com/show...hp?photo=10855

    I have the image, but since its copyright is owned by Disney, I'm not going to post it anywhere. You can also do a google image search for "db_50th_Castle_artwork_w1.jpg" and see a thumbnail there.

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    What did Kinkade end-up painting?

    Probably something sappy, overdone, and full of treacle, like most of his other pieces...
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    Quote Originally Posted by Flint
    Probably something sappy, overdone, and full of treacle, like most of his other pieces...
    Haha... which is what most people have been saying about Disney for the last 75 years!

    I'm not a Kinkade fan per se, so I'm not defending him. I just think the similarities between what most people say about Disney and Kinkade are remarkably similar.

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    Quote Originally Posted by mickhyperion
    I'm not a Kinkade fan per se, so I'm not defending him. I just think the similarities between what most people say about Disney and Kinkade are remarkably similar.
    Totally agree. He's like the unknown Disney artist who produces the sort of artwork they've been marketing for years as lithos, prints, book covers, posters, etc.

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    kincaid painted a small portrait of Sleeping Beauty's Castle, to take back to his studio and make into a much larger portrait (which will be giclee'd and copied). The original will probably end up in TDA or a hotel. I believe that the painting will debut sometime around July 17.
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    Quote Originally Posted by desertdweller
    Totally agree. He's like the unknown Disney artist who produces the sort of artwork they've been marketing for years as lithos, prints, book covers, posters, etc.
    didn't he work for many years as a background painter for some of the movie studios? that would explain his style and subject matter.
    he is accurate on his marketing- calling himself a "painter".
    definately not an artist. but a creative business man nonetheless.

    and as such, why should he do anything with his time and "skill" that isn't profitable? why do all the details, when others can do it? that way he has the time to hustle companies like disney that have a huge buyers market. he is all about the money.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Fantasmico!
    he is accurate on his marketing- calling himself a "painter".
    definately not an artist. but a creative business man nonetheless.
    I agree with that assessment... it's like how we refer to rappers as "artists" instead of "musicians". Or "polititian" instead of "professional liar".
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    Anyone who'd call himself "Painter Of Light" without a hint of savvy self-reflective irony is not a true artist, haha. Just someone who does well on Art.com and adorns toilets of the elderly the world over. Completely on par with Anne Geddes, and probably on his way to having a line of stationary. Though he'd do well at Imagineering, amongst the other painters who can make any random dumpster at the French Walt Disney Studios look like a glorious, exciting oasis, bathing colourfully in the light of nonexistent search lights and fireworks.

    Not that he doesn't have a bit of talent. It's just that he's milked it to such a ridiculously over-large state of humourless self-importance that he's now right up there with Eminem getting involved in politics.

    And yes, it is great how we now refer to every rapper and pop princess as an "artist", haha. Like when someone decides to write and produce a song for Britney and tells her to take more clothes off, and she goes on MTV telling everyone how she is "evolving as an artist". But I'd take any of them over a Thomas Kinkade poster...

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    Quote Originally Posted by PirateMunkee
    I'm still held in high regard from those who know me for getting thrown out of the Kinkade gallery in Carmel for bad mouthing his work.
    Haha... Yes, very good. That pretty much proves how much of an artist he really is, as surely the same thing would happen at a real museum or gallery. One bad word about Picasso and they hurl you out on the street.

    But oh well, someone had to revive the art of socialist realism...

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    Quite a few rungs up the artistic ladder is Peter Ellenshaw, a British artist who went to work for Disney in the early '50s and I believe won an Academy Award for 20,000 Leagues Under the Sea. His matte paintings were prominent in creating the entire mood of Victorian London in Mary Poppins and the wonderful landscapes in Bedknobs and Broomsticks.

    Vistors to The Disney Gallery will be familiar with his work. He also created the 4' X 8' concept painting of Disneyland which I'm hoping will be on display at the Opera House for the 50th. I'd love to see it up close and in person.

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    Quote Originally Posted by CaptainCM
    kincaid painted a small portrait of Sleeping Beauty's Castle, to take back to his studio and make into a much larger portrait (which will be giclee'd and copied). The original will probably end up in TDA or a hotel. I believe that the painting will debut sometime around July 17.
    Wow...ummmmmmmm.....thanks.

    Had no idea that TK was as revered on this site as Darth Eisner...

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    In Kincaid's defense, his response to the Northridge earthquake was impressive. My mom collects his paintings and several of them were very badly damaged after the quake (we lived in Northridge back then). He fixed them for ... it was either free or like a couple hundred dollars (which, on an $8000 painting isn't too shabby). I forget exactly, but I remember everyone acting like it was barely a nominal amount. Anyway, he didn't *have* to do it at all, and those paintings could just have been considered destroyed like so much else that day.

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