Today is my last day with Beliefnet, and my last day as the author of this blog. The Text Messages archives will remain live at this location, but posting will cease. If that sounds gloomy, it’s an accurate reflection of my mind this afternoon. I’ve chosen to pursue new opportunities, but I’m not without pangs […]
No point in swatting at Kinkade’s aesthetic here, but I’ll say that guideline #15 is an articulation of the most basic problem with his work–it ditches realism in favor of an untrue idealism:
15) Nostalgia. My paintings routinely blend timeframes. This is not only okay, but tends to create a more timeless look.
Makes sense, where “timeless” means not “from no particular era” but “from an era that never existed.”