Thom took inspiration from one of his prior releases, Sunrise, to create this extraordinary work. Sunrise is now sold out in various sizes and editions, and is one of Thom's most successful pieces, The Cross is certain to follow that same path. Thom spent many hours perfecting this masterpiece - the original canvas is an entire six feet long - the largest that Thom had ever painted! The image is framed, and applied to a mat board, then placed inside of another frame - giving it the appearance that image is "floating". Image is gelled to give the paper a textured look.
"As part of the redesign of the Billy Graham Library in Charlotte, North Carolina, I was asked to provide an image for use on a large wall. A very large wall - truly a moment of destiny for any artist. To create the oil painting that would be the basis for the final mural, I utilized one of the largest canvases I have ever attempted in my studio. A full 6 feet wide, this canvas would be enlarged to create the final epic sized mural. As I worked it was as if heavenly light began to pour upon the canvas. A final aspect of the creative process came when Franklin Graham himself suggested a fitting title for the work: The Cross. This simple title reflects the lifelong calling and legacy of his father, the evangelist Billy Graham. My prayer is that this painting will bring hope to many just as Billy Graham has brought hope to millions through the gospel message.
-Artist Thomas Kinkade
Framed in durable, break-resistant plexi-glass. Image Size: 16"H x 20"W; Overall Size: 29.5"H x 25.5"W x 1"D. 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.
Care Instructions: Clean plexi-glass sheet with a solution of mild soap or detergent and lukewarm water. Use a clean soft cloth, applying only light pressure. Rinse with clean water and dry by blotting with a damp cloth or chamois. DO NOT USE: glass cleaner or ammonia, kitchen scouring compounds, or solvents such as acetone, gasoline, benzene, alcohol, carbon tetrachloride, or lacquer thinner. Dust with a soft, damp cloth or chamois. Dry or gritty cloths may cause surface scratches.