Winter is hard for a bicycle rider in the midwest. But in my mind it’s endless summer rides with my Veloist friends.
On social media I see pictures of happy cyclists from around the globe flirting about hither and yon in their “winter kit”. Toe booties and tights with a wind vest does not a winter kit make. Try ice covered roads, frozen winds and temperatures well below zero. Let’s see that smile now.
Original Cycling Art | 12×16 inches | Watercolor Paper | Pen with Ink and Watercolors
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
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
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.
This work was a concept study for a Tour of California Print. If you look close and you know him, the wave rider is my cycling mate Andrew.
Original Cycling Art | 22×28 inches | Watercolor Paper | Pen with Ink and Acrylic Paint
The Giro d’Italia turned onto the famed white roads of Tuscany for one of the most grueling stages of this years grand tour. Covering each of the 168 riders in fine white dust – Giro Ghosts on the road. It’s one of a kind watercolor painting.
Original Cycling Art | 12×18 inches | Watercolor Paper | Watercolor