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
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.
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.
The city that never sleeps is where we find our lone urban cyclist as he makes his way through the shadows of this imaginary NYC landscape. Lights sweep the skies as car head lights sweep the canyons to reveal our bike rider on his fixed gear machine.
With it’s focus on the night skyline in the Big Apple this image could grace the walls of any fan of cycling, or New York City.
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.
The Paris Roubaix race first ran in 1896 and has been torturing cyclists ever since. It is known as “The Hell of the North” because of the difficult road and weather conditions that rage throughout the area. With cobblestone roads and wind-swept fields, this “Queen” of the Classics is an annual favorite among cycling fans everywhere, and a right of passage for any likely classics champion.
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.
This year the 2016 Tour de France will start in the shadow of Mont Saint Michel as it travels around the country for the month of July. This dramatic backdrop has been host to other Tour race days and no doubt will offer us breathtaking vistas of the peloton racing away from this historic location.
My vintage flavored drawing of this poster uses the Red, White and Blue of the French flag along with the “Maillot Jaune” – Yellow Jersey. Complete with goggles, a spare tire and of course a handlebar mustache our cyclist represents the romantic era of the Tour de France classic days of cycling.
This cycling art print comes in three sizes on high quality watercolor paper and will be rolled and shipped to you ready for framing.