Monday, March 5, 2012

Let's go for a bike ride....

Hi Everyone!  I wanted to share with you the project I started on Sunday but didn't finish until tonight.  I loved riding bikes as a kid.  And I've always liked the look of old bicycles.  I've been collecting images of vintage bicycles and Sunday I decided to make a bike painting.  I found a large canvas, in fact I found three of them in my stash.
....So I took this blank canvas and prepared it....
(Sorry, no photos of the individual steps).
From the Graphic Fairy
 This is one of the graphics I have been collecting....and is my inspiration for this painting.

....I started by painting the canvas antique white...
...When it dried, I painted it with an antique medium.....
...and lightly sanded the canvas...
...then I painted light grey stripes across the canvas to look like boards...
 ...if you look close you can see the faint lines....
...And I painted this bicycle by looking at my inspiration picture....
....I added the lettering....
....and that's it.....
 I now need to make a frame for it.  But I couldn't wait to show it to you.
Tomorrow is going to be a great weather day here so I'll be out in the shop building something!  Not sure what yet, but I plan on making the most of the day.  One of these days I'll stop with the paintings, but for now it's a great way to deal with the weather issues around here.  But I have to get back to building as I have a craft fair coming up soon.  Have a great day!  Thanks for stopping by.

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  1. Fabulous! You make me want to take a painting class in the worst way!

  2. wow. Wonderful. Thanks for sharing. Linda

  3. Ohh, another great piece! I wish I could (liked) to paint! :)

    hope you have a great productive day!

  4. Such a great painting! I love bicycle art. Yours turned out wonderful ~ you are quite talented.

  5. Wow - your painting skills are pretty awesome (I just had to use an American word, because I couldn't think of a good English one to sum up how impressed I am !!!)

  6. You are a great painter! Love this project too :)

  7. I'm impressed! You definitely have some painting skills! It looks just like the inspiration picture.

    Stopping by from Uncommon!

  8. Beautiful! You are so talented! Thanks for sharing with us at Uncommon! Bonnie ;)

  9. This is super cute! Good for you and thanks for sharing!
    Elisa from home sweet nest

  10. I love bikes! I've really been drawn to them lately. I love the way you painted lines to create the look of a board. Your creations must fly "off the shelves" at your Etsy shop. I'm honored that you shared this at Show & Tell.

    Sharon @ mrs. hines class

  11. Love that bike! I really am loving bikes lately too. I'm hoping to add one to a pillow soon.

    Thanks for linking it up @ Creatively Living!


  12. Wow, that looks great! You did an awesome job! Thanks so much for linking up to my party!

  13. You are being featured Monday evening for the Knick of Time Tuesday Vintage Style party - fabulous project!!!

    Angie @ Knick of Time

  14. WOW! This looks so great, such talent. I love the bike image!

  15. Love this idea! :)