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
The Italian Grand Tour first organized in 1909 is the first grand tour of the UCI professional season in Europe. Made famous by the likes of Gino Bartali and Fausto Coppi where Italian riders dominated for the first forty years of the race.
The Italians love their annual race across the mountains and valleys of beautiful Italy. Cheering on the leaders and the man in the “Maglia Rosa” the Pink Jersey of the race leader.
Pearson Cycling is the oldest bicycle shop in the world. Established in 1860 by Thomas Pearson and is still in the capable hands of the Pearson family. The shop has two locations, the original cycle shop is in Sutton, with a newer shop in Sheen London.
My approach to this cycling art was a bit different than what I might usually do mostly because it gave me the opportunity to draw a Penny Farthing. I also created a “P” shape on the rider to make a nice connection back to the Pearson logo. But the color combinations was where I had the most fun and couldn’t land on just one set I liked best so I decided to finish all three making them available for you to select your favorite.
The UCI World Championship Track Cycling will take place in London, March 2016. Sure to be a highlight of the track cycling season as always.
As a commemorative poster to mark the event Michael created this Track Cycling, Bearskin wearing whimsical character as tribute. Sporting the Colors of the UCI World Champion our ever vigilant rider watches over his shoulder keeping an eye on the competition.
Like a cross between Picasso and Miró my newest Cycling Art Print pays homage to the great, colorful and wildly fun painters of Spain. “Vuelta Rider in Red” is my tip of the cap to these great artists while I still try and hold onto a bit of myself.
Fun, colorful and a little strange, sounds like cycling to me. I hope you enjoy it, I had fun painting it. And if you hang it in your office, someone might think you like art — not just bikes.
This cycling art print is available in three sizes on high quality watercolor paper and will be rolled and shipped to you ready for framing.
The 2013 Tour de France celebrated the anniversary of the 100th edition of the famed race. Starting in Corsica on June 29 and winding its way around the French mainland, riders arrived in Paris on July 21.
The art in this cycling poster features riders of the tour circling the Eiffel Tower and was originally designed for Velo Magazine’sTour de France Issue 2013.
Every September UCI Pro Cyclists race around the beautiful country of Spain for three weeks. Inspired by the success of the Tour de France and Giro d’Italia, the Vuelta a España (Tour of Spain) is one of the most challenging stage races on the cycling calendar.
In this image we see the cyclist as matador playing the bull as the roses fall from the sky. The red cape of the matador matches the red jersey of the Vuelta leader.
This print is a copy of the original “Tour de France Dreams” ink and wash drawing. The original was a concept art drawing that proved very popular. So much so that I was compelled to create it as a digital print. It may at some point also become a digital drawing, we’ll see on that.
It comes in just one size, 18×24 and is printed on the same 310g fine art paper as all my prints.