Wednesday, January 18, 2012


So, let's just pretend you had a choice of three bottoms: all perky, all featured (chagrin here). But they vary in their intensity. You see, it's a night scene and the light source is on the other side of these robust buns.
Version 1: Buns just didn't seem dark enough in the shade.

Version 2: The bouncy butt seems sort of muddy.
Where has this biker fairy been?

Version 3: Aiming for the nighttime loss of vivacity but
tried to keep things glowy with a sort of blue buttocks.
 Which version would YOU choose?

Tuesday, January 10, 2012

Biker on High

Inspiration: bike poster from the early 1900s.

Digital thumbnail, using bits and pieces from many sources.

Finished painting, about 6 x 9 inches. (Click the picture for a larger view.)

Things I like: the tri bike, some of the hills, the subtle swimmer and runner in the clouds to the right and left of the girl. Things I wish I had done differently: more colors in the sky and land, more distinct shadows and shapes on the clouds.

Next time.