And this is what I saw ~
The amazing wonderful work of the amazing and wonderful Wayne Thiebaud at the Crocker Museum. The new addition is open (and is not blue like in my pictures, but rather, all white) and is impressive.
The art - well, what can I say. (I hope Mr. Thiebaud doesn't mind me sharing these pictures on my blog - copyright and all that.) There were pieces he did in the early '60s all the way through this year. I was able to get this close to them all and see the brushstrokes and how he layered the paint in places. Some are almost abstract up very close, then magically turn into a basket of fries or a bit of landscape or something when you stand back. The paintings are simple and complex at the same time. A real treat.