Bowl of Blood OrangesMalia Pettit
Oil painting on Stretched canvas
Finished white edges
Varnished and Ready to hang
Signed on front
10 " h x 10 " w x .75 " d |0 lbs. 10 oz.
When asked for adjectives to describes these blood oranges, artist Malia Pettit said, "beautiful, fresh, vibrant." She painted them from a top down view, using a simplified graphic style. "They beacon from the canvas like shiny precious jewels. I painted then using flat, geometric brushstrokes to give this still life an unfussy and clean feel."
Malia Pettit sees her artistic process as an act of “liberating the paint” and “allowing for the unexpected to occur.” Her portraits of women stem from a fascination with glossy magazines and their portrayal of models, actors and celebrities. Her work has been especially influenced by Chantal Joffe and John Singer Sargent. She currently lives in California after having lived in England for ten years. When she’s not painting, she is a full-time mom and enjoys exploring estate sales, antique stores and used bookstores.