Tuesday, March 27, 2007
The paintings above were done by Wayne Thiebaud (1920 - ). I've never seen one of his paintings in person, but I've been wanting to for a while. Most people know him for the cakes and pies he paints; he uses such thick paint that it actually begins to take on the texture of frosting. I think his landscapes are equally interesting. In case you were wondering, at one point in his life he worked at a cafe called "Mile High and Red Hot." "Mile High" referred to ice cream, and "Red Hot" to hot dogs. I am just guessing, but I assume the cafe influenced quite a few of his paintings. Oh, and I hear that his favorite food is cheese.