Wednesday, February 9, 2011

If life gives you kinks...

Not many people realise how easy it is to make your own Thomas Kinkade paintings in the comfort of your own soundproofed basement 'playroom':
  1. Start with a Van Gogh painting.
  2. Reverse all the colours.
  3. Paint over here and there with a christmas tree and a snowman if you're not afraid of skirting the boundaries of taste.
  4. Profit!!
Indeed, some would have it that Kinkade himself uses exactly this procedure.
No wonder Van Gogh shot himself.

27 comments:

Substance McGravitas said...

Needs a little Birdemic.

Von said...

Thank you, sounds like the perfect new hobby for me.

Big Bad Bald Bastard said...

Needs more unspeakable horror.

Another Kiwi said...

Also: "If life gives you Kinks" for teh funny

fish said...

I think the Kinkade painting is much cheerier and more emotionally supportive than the Van Gogh. Cheaper too I hear.

vacuumslayer said...

Ack. The first one is so moodily beautiful.

I'm just glad the second pic is not of the moon; I'd never be able to tellr them apart.

Jennifer said...

Oh Smut?? If perchance you run across hdb... tell him to check his email.

I will not comment on Kinkade... I have sad...

Kathleen said...

why do things always look on fire in a Kincade?

Another Kiwi said...

Wishful thinking on your part Kathleen

Jennifer said...

why do things always look on fire in a Kincade?

Because they should be...

Smut Clyde said...

For Kathleen.

Smut Clyde said...

Someone else has noticed the potential for Kinkade / Caspar David Friedrich crossovers.

Jennifer said...

At first I thought that site was:

SOMETHINGGALLFULL.COM

tigris said...

Great, thanks for ruining CDF for me. You got any "Rowling rewrites Hoffman" links while you're at it?

Big Bad Bald Bastard said...

What I want now is a Thomas Kinkade/H.R. Giger mashup

Smut Clyde said...

Helping Bastards.

Smut Clyde said...

Tigris has now inspired me to rewrite 'Kater Murr' in the style of Erin Hunter. BRB.

tigris said...

Thank Blob I didn't mention my "Justin Bieber sings Schoenberg" phobia... oh crap.

ifthethunderdontgetya™³²®© said...

Awesome links, mr. S.C. (if that is your real name).
~

Smut Clyde said...

I don't know who this 'Justin Bieber' is, but a parrot trained to perform Sprechstimme would be nice.
It would have to be called Parrot Lunaire, of course.

mikey said...

I dunno, I really am having a lot of difficulty following this discussion and I can be arsed to do all those google and wiki searches to be able to pretend (poorly) that I know what the HELL y'all are on about.

But I will leave you with this historical note. In the late nineties, I managed all the sales collateral for the Kinkade empire.

Yep. It was a CDROM I built, every month, that went out to every retail outlet that handled kinkade merch, that included the painting o'the month, and all the materials necessary to do the ad in a newspaper or magazine.

I helped destroy art in America and they paid like a fucking slot machine!!

Bless their hearts...

77south said...

It will be a chapter in the novel of his life "In which our hero consorts with evil and is richly rewarded"

Big Bad Bald Bastard said...

Helping Bastards.

From the H.R. Giger Hobbit calendar!

Kathleen said...

Smut Clyde said...
For Kathleen.


ROFL

Kathleen said...

From the H.R. Giger Hobbit calendar!

my thought exactly

Smut Clyde said...

Photoshop competition: Giger set designs for Hobbit.
Best entry gets sent to Peter Jackson.

ckc (not kc) said...

Also, he is very reluctant to critique anyone’s artwork, being reminded of the fact that if he had listened to the advice of his own teachers, he would not be an artist today.

...put that in your curriculum and smoke it!