Italian LemonsMalia Pettit
Oil painting on claybord panel
Ready to frame
Signed on front
8 " h x 8 " w x .12 " d |0 lbs. 5 oz.
"I love getting these Italian lemons from the farmer's market when they are in season," says Malia. "I painted them on a claybord surface, which as the name suggests, has a clay finish. Painting on this surface is very different from canvas, and really shows the brushwork more intensely."
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.