Looks really good, nice and colourful.
50 years ago, on March 19, 1957, Elvis paid his $1000 deposit to buy Graceland. On Friday March 23, 2007 Thomas Kinkade's commemorative painting of Elvis? mansion will be unveiled at 10am on the Graceland front lawn, with Priscilla Presley in attendance.
Tickets for the unveiling are priced at $250.
Artist Thomas Kinkade visited Graceland last September to work on the painting "Elvis Presley created rock and roll and changed music forever.? He told the press on his visit. ?Graceland was his refuge from the demands of his fame. My hope is that I will capture on canvas a bit of the home that he loved so much."Source: Elvis UK On-line / Updated: Mar 23, 2007
Whats your view on this painting.
Pretty, but I would have liked to have seen a pink cadillac in the drive.
Who is standing at the front door? Looks like two people.
I dream a world where man no other man
will scorn. Where LOVE will bless the earth
and peace its paths adorn...
Really ? I thougt they the perfect couple were Tom and Jerry.
Where does it say that the painting was set in the fiftes?
and i my opinion the were the perfect couple.
The painting commerates the 50th anniversay of Graceland.
It's not set today.
And....it relflects more the way Graceland looked in the 50's.
Unfortunately Elvis and Priscilla didn't agree about being the perfect couple....they both preferred to share beds with other people!
The Sun Never Sets On A Legend...
Its just a artists impression of how the fans would like to see it. here it is again if you look closley you will see it is elvis and priscilla. click on the pic to see.
Last edited by elvislady; 03-25-2007 at 07:44 AM. Reason: to add more info
Whoever is in the painting ... I dunno.
I think it's bloody hideous, in any case! This guy got paid to paint this?
It makes all those tacky collector's plates look like Michaelangelo by comparison!!
It is indeed Elvis and Priscilla leaving Graceland.
Last edited by riley; 03-25-2007 at 07:59 AM.
In my opinion it is a beautiful drawing.
Would love to have it, really.
Arts so personal. To me, though, I think its too much of a candy box cover, looks more like Tara from Gone with the Wind than the explosive home of Rock and Roll.
Though if I tried to paint it, it WOULD look like a candy box gone with the wind!
This is very typical of Thomas Kincaid's paintings and I've seen a lot of them. He is very into colour and lighting. I personally find all of his paintings basically alike and I got tired of them.
No doubt that it is supposed to be Elvis and Priscilla leaving Graceland. Diane
Sadly the front of the gate is not what it looks like today - and if this painting is supposed to be, or be as like, as Graceland was about 50 years ago, then why are the trees fully grown?
But what I've read, I understand it so that the painting is to portray what Graceland looks today, and thus he didn't do a good job.
I like this painting of his a whole lot better:
Thanks, for posting this painting elvislady!
I think it looks lovely! It could have been a little closer, since you see more of the trees than anything, but still very nice...