Thomas Kinkade "Sunrise Chapel" 16" x 31" Gallery Wrap
This is the fifth image in the "Chapels of Nature" series, and Thom has hidden five "N's" in this image as loving tribute to his wife Nanette. The sunrise Thom painted in Sunrise Chapel is one of the most dramatic he has ever depicted on canvas. The dramatic colors and vibrant light are a metaphor for God's love in our lives. Also, the unique landscape evokes a peace & serenity upon the viewer.
As with many of Thom's paintings, Sunrise Chapel is heavily symbolic. The flow of water through rivers and lakes symbolizes the passage of time; light, of course, symbolizes God's light and impact on our lives as it shines from the heavens as well as through the stained glass windows of the chapel; the ancients stones that line the dead-land are a symbol of our unwavering faith in God's promise.
"Sunrise graces us with a radiant metaphor for faith. No matter how dark the night, the day will dawn, renewing the Lord's tender mercies and rewarding the hopes of the faithful. I began to imagine the glorious sunrise that would fully embody the promise of a merciful God, and Sunrise Chapel is the result. On such a thrilling morning, we are reminded that while God is grandly inspirational, He can also be comfortably familiar. I've employed my most dramatic color scheme in years to suggest the radiance of God's love. Wispy clouds illuminated by the barely visible sun reflect in the silvery mirror of the brilliant lake waters, announcing the dawn of a new day filled with discovery, hope, and beauty. At the same time, a classic rustic chapel, with clapboard siding and delicate trim takes its comfortable place beside the lake. The landscape is symbolic; the distant mountains that flow into the far horizon are watered by rivers and lakes suggesting the passage of time. The rocks that line the headlands remind us of the strength of our faith. Sunrise Chapel is an inspiration that can comfort us following even the darkest night."
-Artist Thomas Kinkade
Canvas wrapped around a solid wood frame. This image measures 1.5"L x 31"W x 16"H. You'll receive a certificate of authenticity to denote this is a genuine piece of Thomas Kinkade artwork. For indoor use only. Made in the USA.
Make sure to dim the lights on this image - the way the sky lights up as the lights go down is amazing and very dramatic. Sure to hook the viewer!