"Throw-In Heat II" is a watercolor still life painted in the realist tradition. I must confess, I do enjoy baseball. The topic of this painting is the fastball and a good fastball pitcher. The jalapeno peppers are hot to taste. The fastball travels fast and hot to the batter at home plate. The basket upside down with jalapenos spilled across the surface is my indication of fast movement. It is controlled mayhem. This piece is on heavyweight paper and will need a frame for display.

- Dwight Smith

Throw-In Heat II

Watercolor painting on paper

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.