Latest Painting -Kinda a Kinkaid


I always like Thomas Kinkaid, even though he was snubbed the elites in the art community. I found what is possibly an early Kincaid or a practice painting done on the back of wood paneling. It was at an estate auction and liked it, so I bought it. It’s one of my favorite pieces and it got me thinking, I wonder if I could do a Kinkaid type painting? They’re a lot more complex than you might think, especially if they are done in acrylics, because of the layering involved, but this was my only option…so acrylics it was. I wasn’t sure how it would come out so I used an old half painted canvas and primed it and started work on my version of Kinkaid at 11 a.m. yesterday. I worked on it until 12:30 a.m. and then again this morning until 12 p.m. Now it’s pretty much done. I look at my paintings for days after and sometimes I make minor corrections or fixes, but for now this is close to a finished work.

When I took the picture for the net I had to photo shop some corners because the camera lens gave the edges that fisheye look so I just pulled the colors to the edge…eh, looks ok, but I thought I should mention it if the lower corners looked a little fuzzy.

Any comments are always appreciated, good or bad, doesn’t matter as long as they are honest. This is how I learn.

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16 Responses to Latest Painting -Kinda a Kinkaid

  1. Tina says:

    Jack I couldn’t get it to load.

  2. Peggy says:

    Looks fantastic Jack. All of your paintings do.

    I like Kinkade too and have one of his called “Foothill Autumn Mill. There is a serene feel to them with his light treatment.

    Thanks for sharing.

  3. Steve says:

    That’s a nice painting!

  4. Harold says:

    Hey Jack, now that you mastered Canvas, I got some dry wall that’s needs a monochromatic treatment, Interested??

    You are a person of multi interesst.. and that’s great

  5. pal says:

    Jack, I think this is one of your best.

  6. Tina says:

    I agree with Pal. Very nice.

  7. Peggy says:

    Hey Jack, did you see this?

    Viewers Report Getting Goosebumps After Seeing Five Commercial Jets Execute ‘Very Unusual’ Maneuvers:

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    The “family flight” was performed in September and featured five A350 XWBs perform a series of maneuvers in-flight. The large jets went into diamond, arrow and echelon formation, as well as performing a low pass.”

  8. RHT447 says:

    Always enjoy your work. Here’s one for you. Enjoy and Merry Christmas.

  9. bob says:

    You are Jack Kincaid.

  10. Pie Guevara says:

    Love the impressionist like flora work. The water is simply weird. No depth in or about. Standing on top like a ribbon and disconnected from the rest. Stone steps are also weird, like lines of discolored teeth. Need more variation, texture, and depth.

    Maybe it is just the photo and browser.

    • Post Scripts says:

      Pie, I agree and I thank you for saying that. Its very helpful to know this is how it appears to others. I’m working on improving both areas today. Will show you a follow up picture once I get it right. You are right about the browser too, it does lose some quality from real life viewing.

      When working with acrylic they tend to go flat and lose a few shades of color as they dry. This is especially true with the cheaper acrylics that I’m forced by my finances to work with, consequently I have to add layers, upon layers of color and that can be problematic. Eventually it looks too impressionistic and my detail is lost. I’ve fought this since day one, but it is what it is. The upside here is the technique of shading (making it 3D), doing a wash background (depth), texturing, blending several colors at a time and just the general layout that I’m learning should transition over to oils (some day). I can’t wait…the oil color will stay exactly as its applied!!!! It shades much better and it covers far better, usually in one swipe of the brush and just has a much richer overall look.

      One of my favorite artists is J.M.W. Turner. If you’ve never seen his work you owe to yourself to look. This man was genius and yet in the US we hear very little about him. Here’s a link to his work:

      PS Turner was offered 100,000 pounds in the early 1830’s for his personal collection and he refused to sell and instead donated his art to the British people, so everyone could enjoy them.

  11. Pie Guevara says:

    Re #11 RHT447: YOW! Thanks! Beautiful.

  12. Pie Guevara says:

    Re #15: Thanks for the link Jack! I am now off to spend hours looking at these works.

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