Research and Study

I’ve been drawing most days for the past year so I chose a book that focused on his drawings,Wayne Thiebaud Draftsman. Many art books have text written by art critics or curators who focus their writing on the artist’s place in history accompanied by their own perceptions of what the artist’s intent was. I particularly enjoy the few who discuss the work through the artist’s own words. Thiebaud taught drawing, and worked as an illustrator and sign painter early in his career so he was quite articulate about drawing, and his personal use of it in discovering his artistic path. His insight into the use of drawing as tool, and the differences between drawing and painting I found refreshing, and helpful in renewing my own search for how I use drawing as a form of personal expression, discovery, and tool to develop paintings.