I drove out to Palm Springs this weekend to check out the Wayne Thiebaud: 70 Years of Painting exhibition at the Palm Springs Art Museum.
I love Wayne Thiebaud's paintings -- his use of color, his every-day subject matter, his painterly approach, his creative use of perspective -- it all just leaves me enthralled. And he is still painting at 89 years old.
The museum did not allow photographs to be taken of his work (this is typical), so these are the best images I could find of some of the works I liked the most.
Wayne Thiebaud, Dark Candy Apples, 1983, Oil on board, 11-5/8" x 13"
Wayne Thiebaud, Ocean City, 2006-2007, Oil on canvas, 48" x 36"
Wayne Thiebaud, Two Kneeling Figures, 1966, Oil on canvas, 60" x 72"
Wayne Thiebaud, Coloma Ridge, 1994, Pastel on paper, 17-3/4" x 22-1/8"
(note: this drawing is not in the exhibition; however, a similar painting of the same subject matter is)
Wayne Thiebaud, Bakery Case, 1996, Oil on canvas, 60" x 72"
Wayne Thiebaud, Fields and Furrows, 2002, Oil on canvas, 72" x 60"
The exhibition runs through May 9, 2009. If you are in the area, it is definitely a must-see.
The exhibition catalogue is also rather nice if you are interested in his work. It is not yet available at Amazon.com, but you can purchase it directly from the Palm Springs Art Museum.