Tuesday, March 23, 2010

The White Rabbit

This is another of my school projects. It is a copy of a Wayne Thiebaud titled White Rabbit. This was interesting in that we had to use a graduation of half tones and the background is also white. But as you can see there are yellow, orange, red, and blue hues all through it. It was a lot of fun to do and we only had two sessions to do the entire painting. It is on an 18x24 inch canvas panel

12 comments:

  1. Beautiful painting I like the colors!!! I love Wayne Theibaud, I would give anything to paint like him. I love his subject matter, color and well everything! He is a simple complex man positive man...or was. My professors studied under him at Davis with the when the big four were there it was quite a art campus back then. I also have a white bunny named cranberry! Is this oil?

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  2. Lynda,
    I think another reason I like him is because his subject matter reminds me of simpler times and my dad. My dad was a very simple man and he owned dinners, which he often paints as well as cakes and sundays. My dad had a huge soda fountain. I loved sitting at the fountain and ordering what ever I wanted.

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  3. Thiebaud is fantastic. I got to see some of his work at the SFMOMA. I love the simplicity of it all. Oh and to answer your question we had to use high value (bright) half-tones (lots of white mixed in) that is how it is white on white. Basically you are taking a bright color, say yellow, mixing it with white for the proper value, then you keep adding white (to do a Thiebaud, otherwise it would be gray to tone it down)until you get the proper shading and color you are going for. This is oil =)

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  4. There is a Thiebaud exhibit going on right now at the San Jose Museum of Art. Runs through July 3rd. Fieldtrip anyone? http://www.sjmusart.org/

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  5. Lyn,
    Really beautifully rendered. I'm in awe.

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  6. cool beans! I love museums. Thank you Rachel. =)

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  7. Really...SJ?? I have never been. Lets go! His work really reminds me of my life and my dad:( So Americana! I have sugar container and salt and pepper from one of my dads diners. I also love diners for this reason. I grew up playing in them and my mom being european we always visited every bakeries. It was a weekly excursion to the pie and cake windows. I have a few paintings inside me about cakes. I tried one w/I had less skill, but it was not ready to be birthed. My cake painting is abstract with wild colors...like I enjoy and not at all Theibaud. I'll post it!

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  8. Let's go ladies! When?? Starting in April I'll be working Tuesdays, Thursdays and Friday...

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  9. I love this! It's simply gorgeous!

    And I am totally up for a field trip! Name the day (pretty much) and I'm there.

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  10. Sounds great Rachel! Lets do it and some yummy lunch! Looks like a Monday or Wednesday will work.

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