|Bike Ride by April M Rimpo|
fluid acrylic and watercolor
14" X 11" varnished in brushed silver frame
I am really enjoying my bicycle series paintings. I've been taking photographs of bicyclists every time I see them along the road. In this painting I decided to combine a couple of lone riders into one scene to add some energy to the image. I also liked the idea of them having someone to ride with. There is a couple who live near me who ride together nearly every day, but somehow I never have my camera with me when I see them. I think in a way this painting is a tribute to them.
|After Gallery Wrapping|
* Although the flat painting size is 17" X 14" I gallery wrapped this painting ove r a 14" X 12" stretcher bars which results in a painting surface as show at right, with the balance of the painting wrapping around the edges. It is varnished so it can be hung without a frame or glass. Let me know what you think.
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Links to my bicycle and other transportation paintings can be found in the "Smart Car Choices" post.
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