Saturday, October 30, 2010

Artist Focus: Wayne Thiebaud

"If we don't have a sense of humor, we lack a sense of perspective." 
~Wayne Thiebaud (Tee-Bo)

I am so excited to show off the students work this week. We learned about the Impasto techniques that Wayne Thiebaud used to create his realistic pie paintings. Impasto is the technique of applying large quantities of paint with a brush or palette knife, usually with a very gestural quality. The effect is a three-dimensional aspect to the surface. Get ready to have your appetites enticed!

The younger students saw this assignment and wanted to 
paint pies too! Here are their paintings. Wow!

Great work! Now...I'm going to go have dessert!


  1. Those are awesome! We've done the impasto cupcakes before but I LOOOve the pies!

  2. oh my goodness....these are totally amazing!!

    Is there any way i can get e-mail reminders when you post a new post?

    I use feedburner....


  3. Love these!! I'm so impressed with our little artists!

  4. These are beautiful. I have always done fruit still life for painting. I hope you don't mind, but I think we will be doing desserts this year. Thanks for the inspiration.

  5. Wow! These are amazing! I really needed a good acrylic painting lesson for next week. I teach art home school students while their Mom's are in Bible study. Your posts are great!

  6. Love the work you are doing! May we borrow from the pumpkin pie image above, to create a Facebook cover for Thanksgiving? We would like to give attribution to the young artist if possible. Please reply to Thank you so much.