Solar FlaresDwight Smith
Watercolor painting on Paper
Ready to frame
Signed on front
7 " h x 10 " w |0 lbs. 2 oz.
"I enjoy painting and eating pears," remarks Dwight Smith. "Lately, I have been setting up still lifes in our hallway because I like the light. The light on the bowl and pears reminded me of the sun with flares coming off its surface. The cast shadow from the bowl is full of transparent purple and reds. I enjoy the stems of the fruit against the background color the most, as well as eating the pears."
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.
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Dear Dwight, I just received "Full Moon" and Between Seasons"! The paintings are absolutely gorgeous, the colors and reality of the images are incredible! My interest for your amazing work started with "When two or more agree II" and the last two pantings are just as beautiful. I am planning to display all together in my kitchen and I am sure it will be a fun and inspiring wall to look at while I am cooking! :) Thank you so much!!!!- E Dutra
I purchased "Cabernet Sauvignon." Love it. Love all your work. That little bird makes me feel happy :) Thank you.- V Brame
I am so happy that you are Ugallery's featured artist. I love "Daydreaming." It is a wonderful piece of art. I smile every time I walk into my kitchen and see it on the wall.- C Wittner