** Thomas Kinkade **
Autumn on Mackinac (Mackinaw) Island

Examination Proof Limited Edition

Autumn on Mackinac (Mackinaw) Island by Thomas Kinkade
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Autumn on Mackinac Island
"Mackinac" is pronounced and sometimes spelled "Mackinaw". "Mackinac" is the Native Ojibway Indian word for "turtle" ("Michilimackinac" means Great Turtle) The unusal spelling of "Mackinac" is derived from the early French settlers in the area.

Limited Edition FRAMED Examination Proof (E/P) CANVAS (frame included! See below)

++++ Tom created this painting in 2006

++++ Hand Embellished Oil Highlighting This is a luminous work of art that shines. This is also one of the artworks that change the time of day depending how much light you are shining on it. With medium light it looks like sunset, with more light it reflects back as if it is sunrise ~~ Pure magic! (At the time of purchase you will receive coaching on lighting with dimmer switch)

++++ Signed with a forgery-proof DNA Matrix signature on front of canvas

++++ FRAMED in a Brandy with fluted roses Museum Quality Frame ~~ ready to hang!

++++ Brass Plaque with the legend "Autumn on Mackinac Island ~~ Thomas Kinkade"

++++ Certificate of Authenticity and Limitation included

++++ About the Examination Proof Edition ~~

Examination Proof (E/P) Canvas
An Examination Proof (E/P) edition was created and so named to give collectors a chance to examine new images and place orders pre-publication. It is the "show off" edition of the artwork. Examination Proofs are issued in Canvas only with hand embellished oil highlighting and in only one size.

+++++ And this is what Thomas Kinkade said about this work +++++
"Life is filled with quiet surprises. One such delight can be found in an autumn weekend on Mackinac Island, that charming retreat from modern living nestled in the sparkling waters between Lakes Michigan and Huron. The only way to reach Mackinac Island is aboard ferry, and once you've arrived, the only modes of transport are walking, bicycles, and romantic horse-drawn carriages. No automobiles or motorcycles disturb the enchanting timelessness. In autumn, crisp beds of red geraniums highlight the lush greenery, while the heady aroma of chocolate fudge blankets the island. The array of charming Victorian homes and hotels, crowned by the magnificent Grand Hotel transports us into centuries past. The nostalgic mood is further underscored by musket fire echoing from the restored Ft. Mackinac. In 'Autumn on Mackinac Island', carriages clatter down the enchanting lane while bicycles weave languidly to and fro. Nan's Fudge Shop (a tribute to my wife's famous fudge recipe) invites us to sample the island's chief product, while the Grand Hotel peeks proudly from behind the autumn foliage of the trees at the left of the lane. The steeple of the famous Little Stone Church rises above the trees at the right of the composition and geraniums festoon the town with patches of red. Now, with 'Autumn on Mackinac Island', you can enjoy the season of plenty in this charming, nostalgic haven all year 'round."

~~Thomas Kinkade

About Mackinac Island

~~~Located just off the coast of Michigan, in the center of the Great Lakes Waterway, Mackinaw Island draws tourists and vacationers from all over the world. The most noticeable first impression visitors get of Mackinac Island is the absence of automobiles ... There are absolutely no cars permitted on the Island, and one must take a ferry to get there and by snowmobile over the ice in the winter.

Victorian Era
~~~It was the Victorians who made Mackinac Island one of the nation's most favored summer resorts ... In the 1880s and 1890s Mackinac changed greatly. Business investment by large railroad companies and personal wealth led to the construction of opulent Victorian summer homes.

~~~The famous Grand Hotel is featured in the painting ~~ only as a glimpse.
The porch, said to be around 880 feet long and proclaimed to be the longest front porch in the world by "Ripley's Believe It or Not," is that of the legendary Grand Hotel. The beautiful swimming pool at the Grand Hotel was built for Esther Williams' swimming pool movies in the 1940s.

~~~There are 7 hidden N's in Autumn on Mackinac Island, in honor of Nanette, Thom's lovely wife. He has also named the fudge shop "Nan".

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