Thomas Kinkade Visits Yosemite

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Photo: Thomas Kinkade painting Half Dome while vacationing in Yosemite. Photo by Karen (aka Kiki Karia on Flickr).

Karen and her husband went to Yosemite to enjoy the beautiful scenery and have a relaxing vacation little did they know they would be coming face to face with one of America’s most celebrated painters – Thomas Kinkade.

Kiki’s Korner:Last week when we were vacationing in Yosemite, one day we were riding our bikes around the valley. Yosemite Valley has a large network of bike trails all over the valley, which makes for some very scenic and pleasant rides. This particular day, we were headed back to our room at Curry Village and were stopping at the Sentinel Bridge, a famous spot for photographers because of the awesome view it affords one of Half Dome. As we rode our bikes onto the bridge, we noticed two artists painting pictures. The man was painting Half Dome and the woman was painting some nearby trees. I stood next to the man and was busily engaged in photographing Half Dome. I glanced over at his painting and noticed how really good it was. I was impressed. Then I glanced at his side profile, and something looked very familiar about him. Suddenly, I realized that he had a strong resemblance to Thomas Kinkade, the well-known painter of light. I kept stealing glances to make sure. Then I went over to my husband Mike. “I think that painter is Thomas Kinkade,” I whispered to him. Mike decided to go investigate. As he observed the man’s painting and side profile, he too felt this must be the famous painter. “Excuse me,” Mike said. “Are you Thomas Kinkade?” The man replied, “I just happen to be him.”

Be sure to read the rest of the post over on Karen’s blog and check out her photos on Flickr. Very cool Karen!

Photo by Karen (aka Kiki Karia).

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