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.

Linking to:
http://knickoftimeinteriors.blogspot.com/2012/03/knick-of-time-tuesday-23-vintage-style.html 
http://blackberryvine.blogspot.com/2012/03/tuesday-to-do-52-and-51-list-makers.html 
http://theivycottageblog.blogspot.com/2012/03/cowgirl-up-link-party-5.html 
http://blah2beautiful.blogspot.com/2012/03/tell-it-to-me-tuesday-10-features-and.html 
http://thetatteredtag.blogspot.com/2012/03/kiss-39.html 
http://athomewithk.blogspot.com/2012/03/terrific-under-ten-tuesday-53.html 
http://www.notjustahousewife.net/2012/03/show-me-what-ya-got-64.html 
http://adiamondinthestuff.blogspot.com/2012/03/time-to-shine-party-no-59.html 
http://natural-nester.blogspot.com/2012/03/naturally-nifty-linky-party-5.html 
http://www.uncommondesignsonline.com/2012/03/uncommonly-yours-link-party-18.html 
http://savvysouthernstyle.blogspot.com/2012/03/wow-us-wednesdays-56.html 
http://theshadyporch.blogspot.com/2012/03/rock-n-share-19.html 
http://mrshinesclass.wordpress.com/2012/03/07/show-tell-13/ 
http://www.aturtleslifeforme.com/2012/03/share-wow-wednesday.html 
http://acreativeprincess.blogspot.com/2012/03/its-party-44.html 
http://www.justalittlecreativity.com/2012/03/get-creative-party-4-and-features.html 
http://www.504main.com/2012/03/tickled-pink-no-89.html 
http://www.pandoras-craftbox.com/2012/03/link-party-thursday-14.html 
http://www.the36thavenue.com/2012/03/time-to-party.html 
http://www.myrepurposedlife.net/2012/03/catch-as-catch-can-64.html 
http://mom4realky.blogspot.com/2012/03/4-real-friday-link-party-4.html 
http://oneartmama.blogspot.com/2012/03/shine-on-fridays-18-and-giveaway.html 
http://whipperberry.com/2012/03/friday-flair-link-party-14.html 
http://lollyjaneboutique.blogspot.com/2012/03/wgw-54.html 
http://funkyjunkinteriors.blogspot.com/2012/03/sat-nite-special-link-party-124-vintage.html 
http://too-much-time.com/2012/03/get-schooled-saturday-13.html 
http://craftomaniac.blogspot.com/2012/03/craftomaniac-monday.html 
http://www.positivelysplendid.com/2012/03/saturday-seven-party-no-17.html 
http://www.itsoverflowing.com/2012/03/overflowing-with-creativity-12.html 

17 comments :

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

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  2. wow. Wonderful. Thanks for sharing. Linda

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

    hope you have a great productive day!
    gail

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

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  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 !!!)

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

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

    Stopping by from Uncommon!

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

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

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  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

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  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!

    --Katie

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

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

    Blessings,
    Angie @ Knick of Time

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

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  15. Love this idea! :)
    Hani
    craftionary.net

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