Sailing Day by Robert Girrard – a brush name used by Thomas Kinkade
Stretched canvas available in multiple Editions. Hand-Embellished.
This artwork is UNFRAMED canvas. Please select your Frame Choice separately.
By using the Girrard brush name, Thomas Kinkade achieved absolute artistic freedom. This freedom led to a joyful experimentation that resulted in numerous breakthroughs and advances in Kinkade’s artistic techniques and talents.
Robert Girrard, an early brush name for Thomas Kinkade, was a romantic impressionist whose subjects are exquisite in nature, applying his sophisticated use of unique color combinations yielding a soft, atmospheric effect to each canvas. The Girrard Style was influenced by early impressionistic art.
As a young man I often felt the urge to paint in the manner of the French Impressionist masters through my alter-ego, Robert Girrard.
The subject for Sailing Day has been captured many times by Manet or Pissaro, both of whom seemed transfixed by the effects of light dancing upon the water.
In my persona as Robert Girrard I celebrate the language of nature at its most joyful. Every artist knows that nature has many moods, but I am frequently happiest when, as in Sailing Day, God’s green earth invites me to put on my beret and share the inspiring passion of the moment.