This is an original still life watercolor painted in the realist tradition.  The marrow can be used in cooking for flavor and richness in culinary dishes.  Although I didn't include a protein in this still life I feel the vegetable components together can be used skillfully to create great flavor. The bowls I selected to paint are clay vessels that my wife has collected.  I angled the lighting for strong shadows and kept a white background for a clean graphic look.  

- Dwight Smith

The Marrow

Watercolor painting on paper

Ready to frame

Signed on front

15" h x 22" w 
0 lbs. 3 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.