I was very saddened to learn that famous, "Painter of Light", Thomas Kinkade had passed away.
Thomas Kinkade 1958-2012
He was one of my favorite modern artist. He was most known for his amazing Christmas and Cottage scenes, (like the one below), which makes it easy to see how he came to be known as The Painter of Light.
Although he was famous for the above style of pictures, he was also great at capturing the beauty of Autumn.