Dwight Smith's realist watercolors revolve around uncommon relationships and the balancing of opposites. He pairs subjects that typically don't appear together to tell humorous, and often personal, stories. Dwight says of this painting, "There is a thrill in growing a garden. My parents had a rather large garden when I was growing up. My brother and I reluctantly had to take care of it. "Garden Popup #3" pays homage to that time but with humor. I imagined a radish popping machine with this still life watercolor."

- Dwight Smith

Garden Popup #3
DWIGHT SMITH


Watercolor painting on paper

Ready to frame

One-of-a-kind
Signed on front
2019

9" h x 18" w 
0 lbs. 2 oz.

$450

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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.