When the Disneyland 50th
Anniversary gala was announced, I jumped at
the chance to paint this place of golden memories.
I set up my easel on Main Street to paint a plein air study of Sleeping
Beauty Castle, soon to be festooned with
decorations, flags, and banners celebrating
Disneyland's 50th. I couldn't resist
painting my own family among the crowd.
The drama of sunset suggests the
end of an era at Disneyland, while the glowing
lights at the base of the castle remind us that a
new age of imagination and celebration awaits.
- Thomas Kinkade
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