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: 


  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! :)

  16. What a delightful and relatable post about going for a bike ride! Your words capture the simple joys and freedom that come with pedaling through the outdoors. The wind in your hair, the sights passing by – it's an experience that resonates with many of us. By the way, for those looking to declutter and make space for more bike adventures, exploring options like cash for cars in North Brisbane could be a smart move. Your post brings back memories of carefree rides and encourages us to embrace the beauty of the world around us. Keep pedaling and sharing your wonderful journeys!

  17. What a refreshing and vibrant portrayal of a bike ride! Your artwork captures the joy and freedom of cycling beautifully. Speaking of movement and transitions, it's interesting how diverse elements come together – much like the concept of "cash for cars removal Adelaide." As you've depicted the flowing lines in your artwork, responsible disposal practices like these also flow seamlessly, ensuring retired vehicles find a new purpose through recycling and eco-conscious measures. Your art reminds us of the beauty in both the creative process and the steps we take towards a greener future.

  18. I absolutely loved your blog post about going for a bike ride! The pictures you shared were stunning, and it's clear that you had an amazing time exploring the outdoors. By the way, if you're ever in need of some extra cash for your adventures, consider reaching out to us at "Used Car Buyer Melbourne." We offer top-dollar deals for your old cars, which could fund even more fantastic bike rides like the one you just shared. Keep up the great work, and keep those wheels turning! 🚴‍♀️🌞 #BikeRideAdventures #UsedCarBuyerMelbourne