Lighthouses from Thomas Kinkade
Thomas Kinkade had mentioned several times during his career his love for lighthouses, and I've included below a number of paintings Kinkade has done through the years of lighthouses he was inspired by in visits he made to various regions of America.
Some of the lighthouses are shown in very rocky but relatively save harbors, while others are revealed as beacons of light in the midst or roaring and splashing waves.
I grew up on Lake Superior so have seen some of the lighthouses scattered there when I used to live in the region. I was surprised to find the painting of what Thomas Kinkade called Split Rock Light, which is a lighthouse we used to call Split Rock Lighthouse, and was about an hour drive from where I lived.
With the lighthouse so conducive to art and to including them in products that always captivate people, Kinkade has used his paintings of lighthouse images to offer a large variety of compelling products for many of his fans to enjoy.
Light of Peace from Thomas Kinkade
This a well known, popular lighthouse from Thomas Kinkade, and it speaks of hope, as shown by the beacon in the lighthouse shining and the sun breaking through the clouds in the midst of crashing waves against the rock shoreline. Appropriately, it's called the Light of Peace.
Light of Peace Lighthouse Painting
What is striking to me about this painting from Thomas Kinkade named the 'Village Lighthouse,' is that the village is the star of the painting, while the lighthouse is off in the distance quietly protecting those attempting to navigate the area in treacherous seas.
The peaceful nature of the town in the midst of the raging sea shows the lighthouse has been doing its job.
Village Lighthouse from Thomas Kinkade
Split Rock Light from the Shores of Lake Superior
When younger I had lived near the shores of Lake Superior for many years, and traveled to Split Rock Lighthouse more than once. The waves and the lighthouse shown in the painting aren't exaggerated at all, as the numerous ships carrying away cargo from the iron ore regions of Minnesota, along with grains to other parts of the world, had to navigate treacherous areas of the lake which at times was as dangerous as any ocean. Many shipwrecks on Lake Superior can testify to that, including the most famous one: the wreck of the Edmund Fitzgerald.
Split Rock Light
Beacon of Hope Lighthouse by Thomas Kinkade
Beacon of Hope is a lighthouse done a little differently by Thomas Kinkade than the rest shown here, and it looks great. The major difference, if you caught it, is the low level of land it's on; it's almost like it's in the middle of the action, or on an island in an ocean.
My favorite part is the reflection from the lighthouse light hitting the rocks where the water makes it look shiny.
Beacon of Hope
Rock of Salvation Lighthouse by Thomas Kinkade
Here is another fantastic lighthouse obviously based on Thomas Kinkade's Christian faith. The lighthouse obviously is a reference to Christ standing like a rock in the midst of life's storms. The light from the lighthouse transcending all other light in the photos conveys that Jesus was the light of the world, and the light which all other light issues forth from. Great painting!
Rock of Salvation
Sea of Tranquility Lighthouse from Thomas Kinkade
This final lighthouse painting from Thomas Kinkade I've included here is really great, and it's funny in that the sea is calm and the lighthouse is truly in the midst of a sea of tranquility, seeming to rest from its work with the calm waters. The sun at the horizon is magnificently done.
Sea of Tranquility
Lighthouses with a Message from Thomas Kinkade
Every one of these lighthouses from Thomas Kinkade convey a message that is a major part of his vision and purpose for painting. Using a lighthouse can of course give great artistic latitude to speak a lot of things through painting, and Kinkade has hit it right over and over again with these.
firstname.lastname@example.org on April 28, 2013:
sorry the picture I have is the lighthouse of peace , not village lighthouse is it worth anything?
email@example.com on April 28, 2013:
Would like to know how much a picture of the village lighthouse is worth . Ihave one ina framed matted form.
linda coffman on November 20, 2012:
He will sadly be missed. I am so sorry for your loss.
SELL MY ART from Ireland on September 01, 2010:
I used to hate kinkade ,but his work has grown on me , and I feel very differently about it now. Thanks for this hub.
epigramman on July 21, 2010:
if lighthouses looked this good in real life then I would prefer to live inside a Kinkade painting!!
nightbeacon from Barnett, Mo on July 19, 2010:
Thank you for the information. I think lighthouses are beautiful and I absolutely love Thomas Kinkade's work. I own:
blue parrot from Madrid, Spain on June 21, 2010:
They look like those Christmas calendars that I used to get when I was little. They were also full of glitter.