Summer CitrusMalia Pettit
Oil painting on Canvas board
Varnished and Ready to frame
Signed on front
8 " h x 8 " w x .25 " d |0 lbs. 5 oz.
Impressionist still life in soft, cool colors. Two limes at peak ripeness, one cut open with its wedge gently placed in the foreground. Using cool hues of green and walnut oil for high viscosity, Malia captured the lush citrus straight from her garden. The painterly brushwork and calming color scheme give the piece a feeling of tranquil domesticity. The piece may be displayed on an easel, or Malia recommends framing or float mounting the work.
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.