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A larger painting today. Click the image to enlarge.
While standing in the road studying this scene (I was fascinated by that yellow road sign) I was startled by this cyclist who suddenly popped up over the brow of the hill.
That is really sharp, Don. I love it!
quite wonderful... reminds me of my scotland, not too much sunshine, great atmosphere, exact. r.
I love the mood on this piece Don. The composition is wonderful. I love that the cyclist surprised you. Never know what life is going to hand you!
I suppose the cyclist was startled too, especially when random painter guy asked him to balance standing still for 20 minutes ;)
There is a nice sense of depth in this piece, and perfect hues. The rider adds to the sense of rolling hills.
Don, I could swear that this is my son-in-law on his favorite bike trip between Condon and Fossil. Great painting!! Ann La
Great Don - gives a real feel for the open road. I suppose the cyclist will remind many viewers of people they know - with me it's my younger son Danny !
This is a special one. I loved the strong elements of the road and hills, with the magical spring green. (Maybe show us take 2 in summer, when the hills are a golden brown.)
Thanks, Rahina. I'd love to visit your beautiful country sometime.
Life is like a box of chocolates, isn't it, Katherine? Thanks for your encouragement.
Thank you, Mizah. Welcome to my blog.
HA--lucky he had training wheels on, huh Dar?
Thanks for your fun and perceptive comments.
Hi Ann--that's what's great about a figure from a distance--they can be most anyone. :) Thanks for your comment.
Thanks a lot, Sheila. Ditto what I just wrote to Ann.
Thank you, Anne--I'm pleased you like it. I just might do a reprisal in summer.
Nice job Don,
I think it looks like Corrine. This looks like the route from Union to North Powder. It's one of our regular training routes.
It's true that from a distance it could be anyone. Maybe I'll start painting dogs from a distance too.
People have said that my paintings look best from a distance too, Bri. If you step back about a quarter mile they come together pretty good. Thanks for writing.
Did you catch the biker with your camera or paint from memory? Your website is fascinating, just found it today thanks to Alain's comment on postcards from provence.
Welcome, Ann, thanks for the visit--and I extend my appreciation to Alain.
I was taking photos when he popped over the hill, so I snapped one while he was at a distance. I was too embarassed to take one when he got closer.
Being an avid cyclist, the one is really sweet. But even better, it really serves as a reference point of how majestic the landscape around him actually is.
Thanks a lot, Alvin. I need to get me a bike and get out there myself!
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