Dark CherriesMalia Pettit
Oil painting on Stretched canvas
Finished white edges
Varnished and Ready to hang
Signed on front
8 " h x 8 " w x .75 " d |0 lbs. 7 oz.
This still life is part of a cherry series that Malia completed in early 2019, and she kept this piece in her personal collection for some time for personal study. "The deep, rich red of the cherries really pops against the vibrant blue surface," she explains. Loose, fast brushwork, and a mix of hard and soft shapes.
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.