Happy Thanksgiving

November 22, 2017




This was one of my first illustrations after opening my illustration business. I was happy to comply with the client’s desire for a Norman Rockwell “Thanksgiving” scene but I was disappointed when the clients (who I can’t remember) informed me they only had enough money to publish it in black and white. This is painted in acrylic on canvas. I really should colorize it, if only for my own amusement.





I hope everyone has a wonderful Thanksgiving. If you’re traveling for the holiday, travel safe. Take care, and eat pie for me.





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I suppose the black and white does help give it a more nostalgic feel, though maybe sepia tone would be better. Happy Thanksgiving!
By: PT Dilloway on November 22, 2017
It's a lovely piece of work. I like it in B&W. Have a Happy Thanksgiving. Rick & Jilda
By: Rick Watson on November 22, 2017
Happy Thanksgiving, Steve, to you and family.
By: Linda on November 22, 2017
Happy Thanksgiving to you & yours!!
By: fishducky on November 22, 2017
Sepia would have been a cool alternative! Have a lovely Thanksgiving !
By: Kathe W. on November 22, 2017
When is Thanksgiving as we don't celebrate it in the UK? I like the painting in black and white too.
By: LL Cool Joe on November 22, 2017
You captured the mood very well and i love that you painted part of The Harvest from Bruegel
By: Birgit on November 22, 2017
Love it, especially the youngster big eyeing the turkey. Have a wonderful Thanksgiving.
By: Arkansas Patti on November 22, 2017
I emailed you my comment. Great job, pal.
By: Catalyst on November 22, 2017
I like black-and-white. I think those folks are going to have some leftover turkey!
By: Val on November 22, 2017
Happy Thanksgiving to you and your family.
By: red on November 22, 2017
That's a lovely painting and I kind of like black and white because it reminds me of my childhood when all photos were that way. Love the little boy behind the turkey! Happy Thanksgiving, Stephen.
By: jenny_o on November 22, 2017
Another great piece Stephen. I love the expressions and all of the detail including the painting. Happy Thanksgiving to you and Mrs. C.
By: Tom Cochrun on November 22, 2017
It's beautiful and i hope you have a beautiful thanksgiving!
By: messymimi on November 22, 2017
As vibrant as that picture is, I can imagine colors really bringing it to life. Nonetheless, it says "Thanksgiving" very nicely. Have a great Thanksgiving and weekend, Stephen.
By: Robyn Engel on November 22, 2017
Nice ... and very Rockwellian. Happy Thanksgiving to you and yours!
By: Tom Sightings on November 23, 2017
Happy Thanksgiving, Stephen, and too Mrs. C and to the newlyweds. I love the Americana scene. Your work might end up on Antique Roadshow decades or longer from now.
By: Daniel LaFrance on November 23, 2017
A lovely painting, but when are they going to start to eat? :)
By: Sage on November 24, 2017
Hope you had a great Thanksgiving, too. And no worries...I had pie for you (and probably two or three other people).
By: Pixel Peeper on November 24, 2017
Heres hoping you had a wonderful Thanksgiving Stephen, I like this painting that you did, you do good work my friend.
By: Jimmy on November 24, 2017
Hope your Thanksgiving was good as well, I ate no pie... Did have some banana pudding, yum
By: Hey Monkey Butt on November 26, 2017

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