Wednesday, March 18, 2009


16" x 20"
Oil on canvas
Let me just say that I am not a portrait painter. I paint portraits about as often as I paint flowers...which is almost never. Needless to say, I was out of my comfort zone while painting this piece. I think it turned out ok, but I may go back and work on it a bit more. Normally, I am extremely confident when I decide a piece is finished...not so much with this one.
By the way, Jack is my son and he is two.


Alvin Richard said...

Precious....your painting style remains evident in the soft flowing edges.

Jean Victory said...

I think you did a wonderful job on "Jack". Sometimes it's good to get out of our comfort zone. Well done!

T.Ford said...

Thanks Alvin.
Thanks Jean...I agree, it IS good to get out of the comfort zone occasionally!

Shannon Christensen said...

Hi Todd, I've been following your site and think your work is great. It is good to get out of our normal routine and I was glad to see this portrait. From my 'fresh eyes' perspective I might lessen the values range (little less dark) in the crease above the eyebrow line. I think it would intensify his look of wonder a little more. Still it is very nice. Hope that no offense is taken. Again, your work is wonderful.

Joanne said...

I love your approach to this portrait - the monochromatic palette lets me focus on Jack... and he is absolutely adorable!

P. R. Avalon said...

I love the consistency in your style...this portrait is so very much a T Ford! Beautiful.

T.Ford said...

Thanks Joanne!
Thanks Patty!

Jaclyn Beckman said...

Dear Mr. Ford,
I must say this is quite the portrait.
Glad to see you've painted some faces lately!
Hope all is well in your life!
Best wishes and positive vibes from Seattle,
Jaclyn Beckman

T.Ford said...

Hey Jackie! Good to hear from you...hope Seattle is treating you well.

© MM PAR 2010 said...

Your work is amazing, how long did it take to perfect your technique?
Some of your pieces are so technically perfect that they almost look lke photographs. I'm sure you know that. Did you go to art school? How much are you selling your work for, do you sell much of it? Wish I could catch one of the exhibitions you have posted. I'm in the UK in Yorkshire, I hope you have time to look at my work, perhaps. Paul

T.Ford said...

thanks work is far from perfection, but I hope to continually improve.
I'll check out your stuff.