Friday, December 14, 2007


I thought I would try something a little different with this piece. This is the first time I have ever painted a flower. I was thinking back, and I can only remember one time that I have even drawn a flower: 7th grade art class(the only reason I remember is because I still have my portfolio from way back then).
I wasn't too sure about this painting as I started it, but it was actually quite enjoyable to paint. Many of the same characteristics I love to explore in the reflective and transparent objects I paint, were present in this flower.


I have been "tagged" by Joanne Giesbrecht to list 5 random things about me. So, here they are!

1. I prefer flapjacks to pancakes.

2. I have an Italian Mastiff named Bolan.

3. Jackson Pollock is the artist that has most inspired me, ironically. I even convinced my wife to name our son Jack, he's 10 months old now.

4. I was in the Army.

5. I never get tired of watching "The Life Aquatic"

I was originally tagged by Ambera Wellmann, but I posted my 5 random things on her blog...I guess I didn't read the instructions..who knows how these things happen. Anyway, I now know that I am supposed to tag 5 others. However, it appears everyone has been tagged already!


Alvin Richard said...

Great job Todd! For a minute there I had to look for who the artist was, I thought I had clicked on the wrong Blog. I like the nuances underneat the petals, especially at the right.

TFord said...

Thanks Alvin!
That means a lot coming from someone who can actually paint flowers!

Joanne said...

Wow, Todd! It doesn't matter what subject matter you choose, your skills and "giftedness" (if there is such a word!) come through. This flower, for me, creates a feeling of peace and beauty. By the way, what's the difference between flapjacks and pancakes? :-)

TFord said...

joanne...just realized I forgot to answer your question about flapjacks! Flapjacks are cornmeal based and have a slightly different texture than regular pancakes.