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.
Everything this painting conveys in it's uncomplicated magnificence makes it a one-of-a-kind work of art you'll want to live with day in and day out.
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