"Clifford's" is an original landscape watercolor painted in the realist tradition. The big red dog deserves a huge barn with a huge snack. A traditional farm scene with a modern art feel, "Clifford's" hints of the decline of the American farm but still retains the hope of a bright tomorrow. This barn although rough around the edges still sits proud in the field of wheat.

- Dwight Smith

Clifford's
DWIGHT SMITH


Watercolor painting on paper

Ready to frame

One-of-a-kind
Signed on front
2019

7" h x 10" w 
0 lbs. 2 oz.

$400

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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.