Wednesday, September 3, 2014

No. 485 Colleen's Bike Day 3


Colleen's Bike - Plein Air
Oil on Linen Panel
5" x 7"
 I am proud as punch of this little painting. When I saw Colleen's collection of old bikes in her Coupeville garden, I knew they had to be painted. Could I paint something as complicated as a bike in plein air? I had serious reservations about that. It was a beautiful afternoon, though, and Colleen was very generous with permission to move the bikes anywhere I wanted to. So, I gave it a whirl. The bike is far from perfect but considering it was painted in plein air, I'm very pleased. Can't wait to go try it again!
Next time, I'd like to get more of the background in the painting.
Another bike in Colleen's collection.


  1. Nice work! I was drawn to the colors!

    1. Thank you, Sue! Happy to hear the colors are working.