Dwight Smith's realist watercolors often play with scale and the pairing of uncommon subjects to share personal and heartfelt stories. Dwight says of this painting, "This modern landscape depicts a happy yellow rubber duck sailing past the coast. My wife and I were visiting a national park near our home enjoying a cup of coffee looking out at the water and landmass on the other side. I said to her, wouldn't it be cool if a large yellow rubber duck was floating by? Some concepts are spontaneous with little thought and could be the best."

- Dwight Smith

Duck, Duck, Cruise

Watercolor painting on paper

Ready to frame

Signed on front

9" h x 18" w 
0 lbs. 3 oz.



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.