The Citrus BranchMalia Pettit
Oil painting on Canvas board
Painting wraps around edges
Varnished and Ready to frame
Signed on front
14 " h x 11 " w x .12 " d |0 lbs. 13 oz.
The artist resides in Pasadena, CA where citrus fruits grow in abundance and provide local painters with lush subject matter all year round. This painting captures a living branch bursting with fresh, ripe oranges. Executed in a plein air style. 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.