Paging through the May1, 2011 Sunday New York Times, I see an image of one of my favorite painters, Wayne Thiebaud (top image).  He's well know for his 1960's food period when he painted desserts - especially cakes and pies. 

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?

5/2/2011 04:45:58 pm

Thiebaud paints daily
Decades longer than my life
Doing the hard work

5/2/2011 04:46:45 pm

Yes. It was the best gift ever.


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