Friday, May 6, 2011

Sneak Peek Friday

"Power to the Trail" mixed media,  7" x 11"


Because I live in such a large biking community, I've always wanted to do something with bikers but could never pull it off.  I think bikes in general are hard to paint with their wheels and mechanisms.

So the last time we went for a mountain bike ride, I took my camera to try to take reference pictures again.  It was at the end of the day and the lighting was beautiful.  I kept chasing the light coming through the trees and made my husband pull ahead of me into the light to take pictures.  I kind of like this "power to the trail" sign he gave me as he rode ahead.

With this new technique I just learned, I finally painted a bike painting I like.

Once again, I am linking up with Studio JRU and all of you lovely Sneak Peek Talents!

19 comments:

Rosie said...

Wow, this is stunning! I love it!

Artist Terri Smith said...

LOVE LOVE LOVE THIS! I Signed Up For Jane's Workshop After Seeing All Your New Wonderful Textural Work! This Piece Is Exceptional Diana! Have A Glorious Weekend And Happy Mother's Day To You! xoxo Terri

debbiesaenz said...

I LOVE it...and the colors! Congrats on an awesome piece.
Blessings xo
I'm popping over from Studio JRU

Christina said...

This is beautiful! I love the energy and enthusiasm you captured.

Cindy said...

I've thought about doing Jane's texture workshop, too...this is really awesome...a little different style, yet keeping with that human element you always do so well.

I can't wait to see more like this from you!

Jennifer @ Studio JRU said...

Love this piece Diana! The colors and textures and movement are amazing. I *love* that your husband helped you out and was your model. So sweet! Thanks so much for sharing. Beautiful work! :)

Elizabeth GLZ said...

As always, beautiful painting! I love to paint bikes, too. I should take that course, too. Have a beautiful weekend...Happy Mother's Day

Kerry said...

Hi Diana. You've really captured the energy of the moving bike I think and I love your colours as usual. Well done...and you've had your excercise quota!

art2cee2 said...

This is amazing! I love it. You have done a fantastic job on the bike...and I agree they can be difficult! :-)

Jen @Sadie Inspired said...

I love it! I love the background & the touches of white. I hope you have a beautiful Mother's Day!

Robin Norgren said...

Diana, the work is beautiful! So pleased to be able to view it.

Roberta said...

This piece is so beautiful and I love the color and the black and white of the bike and rider against the background. btw...which workshop? And who is Jane that everyone is talking about in the comments? I'm always intersted in workshops...lol Have a wonderful weekend. Fondly, Roberta

Jen said...

That looks awesome! I also love the power to the trail arm action!

martinealison said...

Ma chère Diana, je te remercie pour ton gentil message laissé sur mon blog... En ce moment et ce durant tout ce mois de mai, je vais m'absenter... Je navigue dans la France entière!
Je suis heureuse de toutefois aujourd'hui pouvoir admirer ta dernière toile.
J'aime faire de la bicyclette et cette peinture me touche beaucoup... j'aime la touche et ton interprétation... Gros bisous

taio said...

impresionante,felicidades

Valerie Weller said...

Love this piece Diana- great texture and color. So fun to try new things! Can't wait to see more! Happy Mother's Day by the way! xoxo val

soraya nulliah said...

Diana-I love this bike painting...it has all the energy that the rocker painting does! and...love the texture and graphic quality to it.
I hope you had a fantastic Mothers' day! Full of all the good stuff! thank you so much for stopping by my blog and your very kind wishes. And yes!!! Can you believe those roses are from the garden???They are fat and beautiful!!

Jodi Ulschmid said...

LOVE this! My hubby would love it too; he's obsessed with biking. I have a painting of bikers ready to go but just haven't had the time to work on it... I'd be happy if it turns out half as good as yours. :)

Serena said...

Fantastic work!