As I sit here today, cringing every time the wind throws more rain on my window, I think back to the warm weekend of the Folklife festival It was such a glorious day, my dear husband and I took many photos because it seemed that everyone had come out to enjoy the music and the sunshine.
I have a weakness for handsome young men, and this guy showed so much verve that I had to make a portrait of him. I took his photo to save for a time that I could sit down and paint him. And here he is, showing his sartorial splendor and his wonderful attitude. This is republished from 2012.
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I know, I know, I’m supposed to be painting faces, but if I didn’t show this guy on a bicycle, you wouldn’t know who he is. Major Taylor was one of the best cyclists that ever lived. He was born in 1878 and died in 1932. He broke numerous world records and broke the color barrier to even be able to compete in the first place. Today there are numerous organizations using his name that promote cycling as a sport to underprivileged and children of color. And lest you think the color barrier is gone, it is not. It’s still harder for black cyclists to get anywhere in the sport.
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After several intensive days of painting, culminating in an emotional portrait already packed and ready to ship to Italy, it seemed best for me to try something a little smaller and simpler today.
In this painting, one can feel the exhilaration that one gets after doing something very challenging, like riding your mountain bike up a hill, or maybe doing a whole bunch of paintings.
This painting measures 5 x 7″ and is available for $35.00. All money I get for paintings goes right to endangered species conservation. Buy a painting, help a good cause!
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