Food is my topic of choice in my still life watercolors. My wife and I enjoy watching food documentaries, and when we had cable, the Food Network. Something I noticed over the years is the desire to create the largest sandwich. It seems everything but the kitchen sink must be placed on a sandwich. That is the reason for my watercolor, Major Food Groups. I painted the burger with almost every food group on the burger. It is slipping off of the bolt. The bolt represents our will power. The burger falling means we have little will power.

This piece is on heavyweight paper and will need a frame for display. 

- Dwight Smith

Major Food Groups

Watercolor painting on paper

Signed on front

10" h x 7" w 
0 lbs. 1 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.