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W For Wayne Thiebaud’ Art – Get Crafty #BlogchatterA2Z

Wayne Thiebaud is an American painter popularly known for his foodart. Cakes, pies, icecream cones, doughnuts and all that you could find in diners and cafeterias in 1960s have all been painted excellently by him.

Wayne Thiebaud.
Image courtesy Google.

I’m sure every child who will work on his art will love him. Me and Eira got a craving when we went through all his paintings.

Wayne Thiebaud’s painting.
Image courtesy Google.
Wayne Thiebaud’s painting.
Image courtesy Google.

He used heavy color pigments for the subjects of his paintings and always had shadows included in his work.

Wayne Thiebaud’s painting.
Image courtesy Google.

There were so many to chose from but from the point of view of a 7-year old trying to work inspired from him, Eira chose the “Lemon cake” painting.

Lemon Cake by Wayne Thiebaud.
Image courtesy Google.

Drawing paper
Oil pastels
Pencil and eraser
Tissues or q-tips for blending

Let’s get started
The best way to work on inspired art is to leave the child with the picture of it and let them recreate it on their own. Let them recognise the colors, if the colors are double tone that means they have used two colors and blended them. Maybe the child will want to change one of the colors and use their own which is ok as they are running their own imagination. Working on oil pastels gives a good color of the picture as well as helps in blending.

Lemon cake by Eira inspired by Wayne Thiebaud. This image belongs to and reuse is strictly prohibited.

Eira did change some colors as you can see and still her work turned out wonderful. The best part is that she enjoyed working on it.

Hope your child will enjoy getting inspired from Wayne Thiebaud as well.

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11 thoughts on “W For Wayne Thiebaud’ Art – Get Crafty #BlogchatterA2Z

  1. I did not get a chance to explore wayne thiebaud’s work before but after reading your post felt, it is really good. will explore more about it from my side and try this with my girls.

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  2. Wow his paintings indeed have a very vibrant touch! Love how he has used the strokes to make it look more natural and appealing close to real!
    Eira has done a wonderful job painting the lemon cakw💟

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  3. Awesome! My son is definitely going to enjoy these paintings by Wayne Thiebaud. He loves to paint, especially with oil pastel colors. This activity came at such the right time for me. Thank you for sharing a bit of general knowledge about the painting of Wayne; after you mention, I too notice the shadow in most of his paintings.

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  4. Wow, your daughter did a fab job with her painting. My son has also developed an interest in painting recently. But I have no idea where to start so that he doesn’t lose interest. But this is a wonderful way of showing the art and letting the child do their magic with colours.

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  5. My kids love art and painting and so I’m learning about a lot of artist so that I can introduce them to my kids. This is interesting and now I wil make my daughter they the lemon cake too.

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  6. This is so cool, will try this out with my 5 yr old. He would like it I think. We are spending a lot of time doing ar and crafts these days.

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