As I approach the end of this part of the tricycle study ( oh, yes, there will be more) I look forward to the next subject or subject.s As spring is peeking around the clouds, the daffodils are blooming and the yard is starting to come to life. There will be lots to paint.
This is my little flying trike. It is not really flying but that is what first came to mind as I was painting. It is only 6 x 6, a fun study of the rear view. The trike was easier to do than the setting.
How else to view the little trike.........in a still life. The lilttle vase is a bottle found under 114 Petaluma Blvd No. many years ago. Painting a clear or semi-clear object is a challenge and putting the tricycle painting behind it made for an interesting arrangement.
When this was critiqued several things were mentioned but the largest issue was the shrub on the upper left of the painting. I tried to resolve the issue, worked on the pedals and called it a day. Love it. Done on a 8 x 10 gallery wrapped canvas in oil. It will be my friend for a time.
4 x 12 is a challenging shape with which to play but it came out, didn't it? All the gentle curves work very well. And this much of a close up let me really explore a central part of the trike and really work with texture.
4 x 12 again but on a dark background. Not my favorite but a good experience to have.
Perhaps this should be called half and half! It is 8 x 8 and a unique perspective but I feel like I am getting tired. So # 20 will wait for a bit. I want it to be fresh.