I am all for chickens moving around freely and laying eggs wherever they please. But I was thinking, what if they had some fun moving around. Maybe they would enjoy a ride on a toy top spinning them into the air and landing safely. That is my inspiration for this original still life watercolor. I used brown, white, and one blue egg.

This watercolor was painted on hot press Arches paper. It will need a frame for display. 

- Dwight Smith

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DWIGHT SMITH


Watercolor painting on paper



One-of-a-kind
Signed on front
2016

9" h x 12" w 
0 lbs. 2 oz.

$300

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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.