monochromes are back!
After numerous requests from fans and collectors (and a 5-year hiatus from his monochromatic palette) Ford is embarking on this remarkable series once again.
It's fascinating to see Ford's process. The image above was the beginning stages of this new monochrome original.
Did you know that Ford never abandons a series that he's created?
He just moves on to other ideas and then returns when he's "feels" the inspiration.
A refreshed and invigorated approach, combined with 5 additional years of painting experience, are bound to equal some breathtaking and important work.
What inspired him?
By focusing solely upon composition, detail, light and shadows, Ford challenged his own artistic paradigms and skills. He says he “wanted to explore painting without using color as the driving force or focus and allow everything else to tell the story”.
Stay tuned for further development of these brilliantly pensive works.
Painting during a pandemic
A little isolation is rarely a bad thing for an artist, but in spite of this being a bit MUCH, Ford managed to keep the creative fires burning and spent many focused days in the studio painting, well... whatever he felt like painting!
And that is always a good thing for this artist. As you’ll see...
Starting from the top!
Or on the side of a glorious mountain, as it were, with this new painting...
Some people believe the restorative power of the mountains is a vital component of happiness and well-being. Ford Smith would agree and he pays radiant tribute to the peaceful energy found only in the high country.
“The mountains are calling and I must go.”
Always and forever
The vibrant complexities of this magnificent new painting come together with message of hope and promise as two radiant worlds become one. Let your mind drift... and imagine a ceremony of love and happiness as you let the color and light infuse your senses. The original is ready to hang with gallery wrap edges with black painted sides.
We present to you...
What’s the story? “Morning Glory” tells one so captivating and mesmerizing, your eyes can’t put it down. Is it the sweeping message of the sky? Or the audience of glistening, moss-covered rock formations that rivet your heart and mind with such profound ease? Ford Smith tells an unforgettable visual story with all the hope of dawn’s early light in this new original painting.
When the clouds part and the sky shines with illuminated clarity, it’s a beautiful feeling as much as it is a vision. Ford’s layered, snow-covered forest of vibrant pastels stretches near and far. Let your eyes walk with the artist’s vision as he shows you the intricate details and distant skies of this painting. Like a breath of fresh air, “Clear Vision” makes it’s indelible debut on your heart and mind. Custom frame included.
Ford has created sheer happiness in this unforgettable, flourishing rose garden. Be sure to spend time on the incredible details and the close ups of the tiny glass beads he uses in the lower region, and the meandering vines playing against the stems. This original painting is rife with character and texture. Original is ready to hang with gallery wrapped with grey painted sides.
The light of love rises higher and more clearly in this delightfully complex painting. Ford's classic red trees rise, casting shadows beneath a layered labyrinthe of branches. Astral pinks ascend with the trees as a benevolent foundation as they settle into the clear blue. This painting fills the heart and clears the mind with masterful appeal.
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