My still life, Autumn Breeze, was inspired by my favorite time of year, autumn. Autumn is short in Florida and there is no winter. The orange colors of the first spool of thread and button are from autumn leaf colors. The first spool leaning indicates a stiff autumn wind. I placed the spool of green thread at the end of the composition to indicate the end of summer.

This piece is on heavyweight paper and will need a frame for display.  

- Dwight Smith

Autumn Breeze

Watercolor painting on paper

Signed on front

7" h x 10" w 
0 lbs. 1 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.