This is an original still life watercolor painted in the realist tradition.  This painting consist of fishing flies and a single house fly. I randomly placed them around the baseball as if they flew in but still with the intention of leading your eye through the painting. The green background represents the out field of a baseball park.  

- Dwight Smith

Fly Ball

Watercolor painting on paper

Signed on front

15" h x 22" 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.