Wayne Thiebaud is one of my favorite painters on the planet. His works are divine...they are rich and creamy and dreamy. The subject matter, the painting technique, the colors, the shadows, the textures...it is all so fantastic. If you ever get a chance to see his paintings in person, please do. You might just fall in love with his works. Here are some examples of Wayne Thiebaud's paintings:
Sold for $376,500 at Christie's on November 9, 1999
Sold for $3,401,000 at Christie's November 12, 2007
Sold for $4,521,000 at Christie's on November 12, 2007
Sold for $387,500 at Phillips May 18, 2000
Sold for $1,385,000 at Christie's November 12, 2007
Sold for $1,945,000 at Sotheby's November 15, 2007
Sold for $777,600 at Christie's May 12, 2005 Sold for $701,900 at Christie's November 11, 2004
Sold for $1,202,500 at Christie's on May 13, 2009 Sold for $602,500 at Sotheby's May 9, 2011
Sold for $2,098,500 at Sotheby's May 9, 2011 Sold for $2,770,500 at Sotheby's May 9, 2011
Sold for $9760 May 3, 2011 at Bonhams (an etching, not a painting)Sold for $1,072,400 at Bonham's on May 24, 2011 Sold for $1,058,500 at Christie's on May 11-12, 2010
There is only ONE PROBLEM with Wayne Thiebaud works. They are expensive (see notes on auction sales above). EXTREMELY expensive.
But! Lucky for you and me, through the wonders of blogland I have found an artist that has somewhat similar looking paintings THAT ARE AFFORDABLE! Presenting....Nicole Leigh Newsted's paintings:
Prices start at $200 and go up based on size. That is an INCREDIBLE price for an original painting!
To see more of Nicole Newsted's art, click here.