"Ole`" is a still life watercolor painted in the realist tradition.  I enjoy using food as the focal point in my paintings and with my current watercolor it is red velvet double layer cake.  A red velvet cake or red cape, a raging bull would certainly not like it.  I wanted to place the refined cake on a rough wooden pole for contrast.  The broken barbed wire is part of that contrast and indicates freedom for the bull.

- Dwight Smith


Watercolor painting on paper

Ready to frame

Signed on front

9" h x 18" w 
0 lbs. 2 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.