"Big Skies" New Limited Edition Releases

by Cristi Smith October 05, 2017

"Big Skies" New Limited Edition Releases

"Sundown Montage" by Ford Smith  36"x48" Signed, numbered and hand embellished limited edition giclee on canvas  $2100 retail Click HERE for close-ups and acquisition information

"Sundown Montage" is one of Ford Smith's new and most notable works, resonating with signature expressionism and debuting radiantly serene elements that bend categorization toward any singular art movement.

This painting is both recollective and novel.  Ford's landscapes from the early 2000's were characterized by big sky views that shared the canvas in equal or dominant measure with land, trees and water.  Tapping his own history, he revisits this here with a heart-stopping, vibrant atmosphere of contrasting feathered clouds and dramatic light that exalts the last minutes of a perfect day.

"Sundown Montage" is one of the first paintings by Smith to feature bucolic architecture nestled among the trees and along the banks of the undulating kaleidoscope waters.  Ford's extraordinary instinct to amalgamate the abstract with the actual are an astonishing revelation in this epic painting, as he swirls his signature mosaics in geometric animation.  

The mathematical precision and harmonious anarchy of these waters demonstrate Ford's right-brain/left brain approach to nature.  The fact that he creates his art without use of references, studies or sketches makes it even more remarkable. 

"Sunlight Hide" by Ford Smith  40"x30"  Signed, numbered and hand embellished limited edition giclee on canvas  $1500 retail  Click HERE for close-ups and acquisition information

The soaring energy of this magnificent painting is felt as much as it is seen. Ford allows windswept skies to create the initial magic, but then he fractures those brilliant atmospheric hues in the undulating, reflective waters in characteristic Ford Smith style. Note the gentle signs of life along the shore with the quiet, "away-from-it-all" structures in the fading light.

This poem was inspired by the painting and written by one of our very talented patrons, Linda Cole.  It's such a beautiful tribute, I couldn't resist sharing it with you.

Alas, she wept in russet tone, her clouds of grey would not condone.
I left her there as seasons pass 

Reflected smiles of coloured glass



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