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.
This art was originally created to help raise funds for Midwest Bike Share program, a not-for-profit organization bringing an inexpensive bike sharing program to the greater Milwaukee area.
The idea behind the image was inspired by the name, Bike Share. One of Michael’s very first concept sketches for this project turned out to be the winning design. A group of diverse bicycle riders all sharing one bike. Sometimes the most simple idea is the best one.
This bicycle art print is printed with a white border which sets it off for framing.
Liege–Bastogne–Liege — also known as “La Doyenne” — is the oldest of the classic races. This bicycle poster celebrates the legendary route that makes its way through the Ardennes region for a grueling 160 mile spring classic torture fest.
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.
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.
Since 1993 Dieter “Didi” Senft has been showing up to key stages of the Tour de France and pushing his champions onward. Dressed in his famous devil costume, Didi is known as “El Diablo.” Any fan of the tour has seen Didi in action and will again, and this bicycle print is an homage to his devilish antics on the sidelines.