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Another pennyfarthing bike view,
9 by 7 inches on Fabriano Uno 300 gsm,
All comments welcome , thanks for looking , :)
05-04-2003, 02:32 AM
Rod, this is also terrific ! Love how you got that leathery texture.... and the seat springs are awesome !
The leather is superbly painted and so are the metal parts. It's done so well that one knows precisely what touching that saddle would feel like...
One could just jump on and ride away.
So........ when are you going to get on your bike and come up to the north to give lessons????:D
Love both your bike paintings Rod, and btw congratulations on your Country Kitchen painting being sold at the Taupo Art Exhibition, went to view today:)
05-04-2003, 06:30 AM
Rod, again, a Tour de Force!
05-04-2003, 07:04 AM
This is a lovely painting too. The springs are really well done.
I think I prefer the composition of the other bike painting a little more than this one, although they both are wonderful paintings.
05-04-2003, 09:57 AM
And so Rod sets the bar a bit higher still.
Looks like this bike has been ridden hard and scrubbed shiny before being put away.
The springs have wonderful feel of motion--tensed and ready to ride.
05-04-2003, 10:56 AM
Rod, you always manage to get just exactly the right amount of detail!! This is so impressive... The textures are so well done and interesting!!!!
05-04-2003, 11:40 AM
Wow.. love this one also... very nice indeed.
05-04-2003, 12:21 PM
excellent macro, Rod...fun
reminds me of Joe Santos railroad crossing series...
I especially like the hard decriptive against the soft BG
05-04-2003, 12:36 PM
Nice Rod, I like the first one the best but this one is also great. They will make a nice series. You know just when to stop on the details.
05-04-2003, 01:47 PM
WOW, Rod!!!:clap: :clap: :clap:
05-04-2003, 02:01 PM
the leather ... Bravissimo !
05-04-2003, 07:18 PM
I keep saying the same thing - WONDERFUL!!! because that's what it is!!!
05-04-2003, 10:12 PM
Wonderful! Is this picture one of the ones i
n the challenge? Also, what is a pennyfarting
bike view? :0)
Thankyou all for your comments :)
This isn't one of the challenge reference photos , although it is part of a pennyfarthing bicycle, here's a photo of one,
05-05-2003, 08:33 AM
Absolutely Wonderful!:clap: :clap: :clap:
Little Old Lady
05-05-2003, 09:07 AM
Another great one. Love the picture of the bikes.
Lot's of nice things going on in the painting.......good work with color and texture......
05-05-2003, 10:39 AM
Rod, I really like the way you've done the leather and gleam of the springs--they're excellent. These bicycles are fascinating, but I've never had the chance to see one up close so I'm not sure how they're made. From your painting, the spring on the left appears more "circular" than the one on the right ("flatter"). Are they mounted differently or is it just the view-angle? (Not sure it this question made sense.)
thanks and again, amazing work
05-05-2003, 01:42 PM
.....Incredible work on the details. Your paintings always include those minute touches of 'texture' that just let you sit and stare, taking each into account. Loved both of your paintings on the Pennyfarthing.
How in the heck do you get up on one these and THEN take off without falling over first. For that matter, how do you stop and get off? :p
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