"Bloom" is an original still life food themed watercolor painted on heavy weight paper.  Colorful blooms of popsicles with leaves growing from their supports are painted on a vertical format.  The brightly hued popsicles remind me of tulips.  I placed the subjects against a white background to keep them strong and graphic.  I wanted them to have no competition for attention.

- Dwight Smith

Bloom
DWIGHT SMITH


Watercolor painting on paper

Ready to frame

One-of-a-kind
Signed on front
2018

10" h x 7" w 
0 lbs. 1 oz.

$375

SHIPS FREE




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.