In one glance, you recognize "Forward Thinking" as a painting that could only be conceived and composed by the one and only Ford Smith. The embodiment of "Where Landscapes Go to Escape the Ordinary" indeed.
This intensely beautiful work of art coaxes the viewer's eyes through the painting, drifting from one tree to the next, each shimmering in thousands of baroque, green hues and saffron golds . But Ford's trademark red hues are center stage in the setting sky as the sun makes it's resplendent exit, shifting from the calming blue hues that hint of the day's passing.
Ford meticulously fractures this dazzling terrestrial display with bright mosaic waters--layers of color upon color--illustrating fluid movement in his sui generous style of landscape interpretation.