I took myself on an art date this morning. The Richard Diebenkorn exhibition is to end in a couple of weeks, and since the Stock Show begins soon, I though that now was the best time to get to the museum. Parking is always at a premium when the Stock Show starts. It’s a pretty big event in these parts!
I’m not very familiar with Diebenkorn’s work, but after seeing these paintings and other works on paper, I plan to do a little research. I am especially interested in how he worked. Sometimes the paintings looked like he changed his mind mid-painting and that the original markings were left in place. There were also a series of works based on spades and clubs from playing cards. Isn’t it wonderful to be allowed these small glimpses into the creative brain?
While at the museum, I had to go into the gift shop, and since I seem to be a sucker for these, here is what I bought. The cover covered with Pantone “color chips.”The inside pages are interesting. Two thirds of each page is graph paper, with the bottom 1/3 blank for other kinds of writing. If you go to Pantone, take another look at the color of the year. What do you think? I like it and consider it a big improvement over the 2011 color, Honeysuckle. But then, Honeysuckle just looks like pink to me, and I really don’t like pink! The graphic for Tangerine Tango is pretty cool, too!