Tuesday, January 28, 2014

Bike Race Watercolors

Started a series of watercolors that I hope to build on that are based on a local cyclocross race, the Rockport Rampage, held in Rockport, IN.

I went to the inaugural event a couple of weekends ago and set next to the course to try and do a quick sketch. It was a little cold and windy, but I pulled one off...not a great one, but I did it.

I love bicycles...anything to do with two wheels, really, and cyclocross seems to be a great combo of off road, off beat, and right up my alley. So, putting my artistic talents to it just seemed natural. It's the first time I've tackled a subject like this and sure won't be the last...

Here is the sketch I did the day of the race in my Moleskine watercolor sketchbook.

Then, this evening I've worked on two small watercolors that I used my photos that I shot that day for reference.
We'll see as time goes on what else I come up with for this series. I'm kinda stoked on the whole idea.

          "Rampage #1"
        5"x7" watercolor

         "Rampage #2"
       5"x7" watercolor


  1. Facebook would not let me like your paintings! I love the last one here the best as it captures movement so well in the racers.

    1. Thanks, Charlotte. You never know about facebook. :)