Before I create any of my large paintings for prints I do these types of concept paintings. Like this is one. The final large painting will be based on this work so it’s part of the story each painting has. As a watercolor painting it has merit on its own and would look lovely framed in your home or office. It’s one of a kind.
Belgian beer with a Belgian Monk, I’ll drink to that! Proost.
Original Cycling Art | 18×24 inches | Watercolor Paper | Watercolor
Working on my watercolor skills getting ready to travel again, whenever that might be. Little vignettes from memories of France, I miss the amazing architecture. This little painting has no pen and ink, I’m looking for ways to just work with a small brush for line work. Early process.
In the gallery you can also see the process to get to the final.
Original Cycling Art | 12×16 inches | Watercolor Paper | Watercolors
You’ve heard of the Koppenberg, the famous cobbled climb Belgium. Well KinderKoppen is slang for the cobbles meaning – “children’s heads”. Or when I was there, I was told “baby’s heads”. Either way riding on them is not for kids.
Original Cycling Art | 18×24 inches | Watercolor Paper | Watercolors with Ink on paper
In this Fall Series of Cycling Art Paintings I’ve tried to capture some of what I see, and more importantly how I feel. I take rides almost every day and I’m always inspired by the nature I’m riding in. The colors of fall, the low light of the early sun – just stunning most days. Bright contrasting colors screaming at me or deep rich earthy tones, wet, muted values of color as the days get shorter and colder.
It won’t be long before I’m working on a winter series, so enjoy these last days of warmth and wonder.
Original Cycling Art | Unframed | 18×24 inches Watercolor Paper | 12×16 inch image area | Pen with Ink and Acrylic Paints
Worn by the cycling legend Eddy Merckx, the famous FAEMA brand cycling jersey helped make this espresso machine manufacturing company a household name – even if you didn’t know what their name really stood for.
In 1945 Carlo Ernesto Valente opened a coffee machine factory in Milan: the “Factory Electro Mechanical and Associated Equipment” (“Fabbrica Apparecchiature Elettro Meccaniche e Affini” – FAEMA).
Now you know. This painting is one of a kind – prints are available but the original kicks ass, just like a great espresso.
Original Cycling Art | 40×60 inches | Stretched Canvas | Acrylic Paints | Ships rolled on a Genie Canvas for easy remounting