Thursday Salute to Originals: The Lime Light
Crosscuts of citrus fruit glow under beams of artificial studio light in a series of oil portraits.
Painter Dennis Wojtkiewicz has built quite a reputation for his oil-on-canvas of delectable citrus and other fruit—only these paintings are more timeless than a 90s pair portrait. Wojtkiewicz’s works are enormous, four-foot-wide portraits whose sliced fruit subjects fill the canvas with captivating pastels against a black background.
Cutting through the blackness behind the delectable subjects is a sourceless light that illuminates the fruit’s organic features, highlighting tiny veins of an orange slice, suspended seeds in a melon wedge, and even little hairs sticking up from the skin of a peach.