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Saturday, 9 March 2013

candy colours

Wayne Thiebaud. Meringues. Oil on canvas, 1988.

An instructor once told me I painted in "candy colours." (I don't think she meant it as a compliment.) But when I look at this painting (and many others) by Wayne Thiebaud, it's the candy colours that are feeding my ravenous eyes. I can't get enough of it. Tasty if not tasteful, it is irrepressible in its celebration of the joys of the everyday. It's a party on a canvas. It contains the revelry of the entire rainbow.

And why not?

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