This is a food themed still life painted in the realist tradition.  It depicts different chocolates representing a mountain range with a tent and red flag that is the base camp for this climbing expedition. Peanut butter cup, peppermint drop, and chocolate kisses make up the mountain range.  This original watercolor was painted on heavy weight acid free paper. It is will need a frame.

- Dwight Smith

The Base Camp
DWIGHT SMITH


Watercolor painting on paper



One-of-a-kind
Signed on front
2017

12" h x 16" w 
0 lbs. 3 oz.

$400

SHIPS FREE



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.