Friday, February 26, 2010

Influences -Wayne Thiebaud

Around The Cake, oil on canvas, 22x28 inches (click picture to see the sculptural icing)

I was introduced to the work of Wayne Thiebaud when I was in college. I immediately liked his simple shapes that were enhanced with such beautiful real texture, pattern, and saturated colors. I think it also helped that a lot of his works are paintings of desserts!
Cakes, oil on canvas, 60"x72"

Wayne's landscapes are gorgeous too, for all of the same reasons I liked the desserts paintings. While the dessert paintings conform to common perspective, the landscape paintings tend to show off Thiebaud's talent for turning the world into Gumby-like surfaces that bend and dive.

San Francisco West Side Ridge

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