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Tuesday, August 5, 2014

Country Tour - more bikes

Country Tour, 20" X 36" varnished acrylic on paper, varnished
Country Tour
fluid acrylic
20" X 26" image
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Every year there is a bike race that is routed through our town.  Many years I had errands to run on the day of the race and was unable to get photographs of the racers.  This year I put the race on my calendar so I could be sure I'd have time to get some new reference material.  I took countless photographs that day; I believe I watched the race from the arrival of the earliest riders to the last to make it through town.  I combined three of my photographs to develop this design and took liberties with the colors of the buildings but believe I stayed true to the spirit of the day.

The riders were the inspiration, but including the police who helped direct traffic and the volunteer with the flag who helped direct the riders through the turn were important elements of the occasion.  

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2 comments:

  1. Hi April, this is such a pleasant painting...like the colors and action in this one! I must try acrylic on paper...have some fluid acrylics. Does this work best on a certain type of paper? Don't think I'd go to the extent of a gallery wrap, but it does have its benefits of not having to be framed under glass. Great job!

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  2. I use arches 140 pound paper, the same as I use for watercolor. If you aren't going to use glass then you will want to varnish and I use an acrylic satin finish varnish.

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