So, it's been about 4 years since I lasted picked up a paint brush in anger. I've been occupied with my photography but I decided last week to start a new painting devoted to one of my other dear interests; bicycles.
This is hopefully the first of many paintings based on macro photographs of classic (70's-80's-90's) bicycles.
What I'm going for here is near-photo-realism, though there may be omissions and additions for aesthetic purposes. I want these paintings to be obvious to bicycle connoisseurs but at the same time I want them to be interesting studies in graphic design and color coordination.
This is also my first time painting on a panel (MDF to be exact) and I'm liking it a whole lot more than canvas. It's much more conducive to my drafting-like style of drawing and painting. I primed the panel with 5 coats of gesso, sanded then toned it with acrylic. The actual painting is oil.
So, here's what I have so far. Unfortunately even though I'm a photographer I'm horrible about documenting my own projects so I've started half-way through.
Any and all feedback is appreciated!