There was a pile of ties destined for a donation bin and I've decided to paint them before sending them on to their next life. As I was hanging them up, I was thinking that I must have seen a painting of ties, couldn't place it at first. A Google search for Thiebaud and ties came up with his 1969 painting Row of Ties. He painted ties hanging on a rod and the 60s wide ties with swirling patterns were definitely more vivid than the drab 90s ties my husband was taking out of circulation. I'm a bit sorry that I looked up the Thiebaud ties, but I plan on painting these and making the image my own. Here's the start in the studio.