|The Crocker Art Museum, Sacramento, CA|
|Wayne Thiebaud, Boston Cream Pies|
|detail, love the juicy paint and brushwork!|
|Thiebaud, Sacramento Delta|
|At Rio Vista, in the Sacramento River Delta|
The beginning of this journey is an excellent visit to Sacramento and to the Crocker Art Museum.
How do you like to visit museums? After many years of experience, I have worked out my own routine. I study the museum before I go and get acquainted with their collection and current exhibits. Then, I make notes to myself about what I am MOST interested in seeing. I put in order at least 10 paintings. And those are the paintings I go to see first.
The Crocker Art Museum has such a huge collection, it was hard to narrow down my list. I started with Wayne Thiebaud, as you see above. I loved seeing his bold application of paint, the "halation" around the subjects (click the word to read more about his great "pop art" style), and his confident brush strokes.
Wayne Thiebaud was my first choice of paintings to look at, but not the only choice. I hope to post more artwork from the fabulous Crocker Art Museum.
Look here for more about Thiebaud!