Limited Edition Giclee on Canvas 40" x 40"
There are some paintings that seem to have a notable identity by exhibiting Ford's creative prowess at an unprecedented level. This is one of those paintings. "Crimson Ovation" is the epitome of Ford Smith at his level best.
Meticulously-crafted boughs of sages, lime and gold nestle against an arresting crimson sky that melts into a sunset blazing it's elegant show... as if an attempt to upstage the trees. The light plays against the delicate trunks in a pale, but technicolor show, rooted from the soft grass harboring their shadows. The mosaic display of reflections is among Ford's most intricate palette work, using layer upon layer of paint to capture each nuance of the abstracted mirrored waters.
"Crimson Ovation" is one of Ford's most signature works, demonstrates his mastery of expressionism, light and color.