"Attraction" is a still life watercolor painted in the realist tradition. I have two themes with this painting: sweet goods and their attraction with insects, and the circle shape. I wanted to carry the circle from the main topic, the cake pop, to the background. I used color to push the cake pop forward while varying the value of the black and white circles to give more interest and dimension.

- Dwight Smith

Attraction
DWIGHT SMITH


Watercolor painting on paper

Ready to frame

One-of-a-kind
Signed on front
2019

10" h x 7" w 
0 lbs. 2 oz.

$475

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Artist
Dwight Smith
Bradenton, Florida

Getting to Know Dwight

Dwight Smith depicts commonplace objects with a sense of playfulness and humor. His watercolor still life paintings appear conventional in their soft colors and composed compositions, but upon further observation the juxtaposition of unrelated items make for delightfully surprising combinations and comparisons. This transformation of the everyday, and strong graphic style, lend the work a pop feel. However, pop art is generally cool and ironic. Instead, there is a familiar and comforting sense of kitsch and Americana in Dwight’s subjects. In a similar fashion to the work of American artist Wayne Thiebaud, Dwight paints food and sweets of the American appetite. Doughnuts, hotdogs, and lollipops are captured in all of their potent delight. He plays with scale and composition to bring out a sense of the absurd, but ultimately his goal is to make the viewer smile.