Single Lemon WedgeMalia Pettit
Oil painting on Canvas board
Ready to frame
Signed on front
6 " h x 6 " w x .25 " d |0 lbs. 2 oz.
This piece is a single lemon wedge resting on a cream cloth. It has a quick study feel to it, with rapid and clean brushstrokes. The colors are within the pastel ranges of light yellow, cream and hints of pink/purple in the outer shadows. It casts a significant shadow that takes on an interesting shape.
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.