"Tin Robot" (2013) by American Contemporary artist Michael Fitts is a whimsical and highly detailed original oil painting on reclaimed metal. Fitts paints the vintage toy in a manner that is intentionally filled with nostalgia and Neo-Pop kitsch. He elevates the importance of this whimsical everyday object to the status of a revered icon, by painting the toy in super-bright colors, placing it at the center of the metal "canvas" and with a deep shadow, as if it hovers just above the rusted brown surface.
This piece has been SOLD. The eye guides the way to the distant water through abstracted dunes and beach grass at sunset. My Dunes Series is created with a palette knife and water soluble oil paint on natural Belgian linen. When beginning this particular piece, I wanted to evoke the memory of a very colorful sunset depicted horizontally to show the expanse of the changing sky. I have been exploring different sizes and orientation and expressing differing times of day.This painting is on a gallery wrapped canvas with natural linen edges. It comes varnished and ready to hang.