The top image looks like a print and perhaps was done as a study for the bottom image which is executed in oil (bottom image). Thiebaud lays the paint on -- thick and sensuous, colors -- bright and fresh. You can almost feel the cream oozing off the pie. Thiebaud's painting are worth millions now and at age 90 he is still painting. I once bought Chris a modest Thiebaud etching at the Paul Thiebaud Gallery in San Franciso. I think she liked it .
Did I tell you that Chris (and now Katie) makes a terrific apple pie?