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Katrina – watercolor and watercolor pencils

Being a cyclist and an artist, I am often possessed by the desire to paint a bicycle but am frustrated because the perfect circles and straight lines on a bike are not easy to do with watercolors. This was an attempt to combine the transparency of watercolor yet not lose the engineering marvels of the bicycle. This is a loose interpretation of Katrina, my husband’s custom bike. I wanted to show the lines, not the exact colors or details.

This painting measures 11″ x 15″ it is sold!  You can buy a print here

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  1. October 6th, 2012 at 15:11 | #1

    A very rustic rendering of Katrina. I was very sad to hear that Katrina was stolen just before Donald passed away. Was she ever recovered?

  2. September 6th, 2012 at 20:26 | #2

    Watercolour pencils seem to add greater precision to your lines. Congrats on a successful painting (and for selling it. How can you part with some of your paintings?)

  3. August 26th, 2012 at 10:47 | #3

    Dear Mimi, I, too, think that this rendering of a bicycle in watercolor is a successful use of the medium. And always in your paintings there is a silence that leads me to emotion. You elicit a feeling from me. That’s a gift you have. Peace.

  4. August 26th, 2012 at 04:16 | #4

    A very successful piece.

  5. August 26th, 2012 at 04:05 | #5

    What a nice bike! And your drawing of it is commendable. I know they’re hard to get right. So much work for such few lines! I like the softness in the colors. A good balance to the engineering side.

  6. esmeralda mudd
    August 24th, 2012 at 07:20 | #6

    Very nice.
    Love the background — just right to set off the exact lines of the delicately delineated bicicletta..

    You must tell me what is the special characteristics that make it an engineering marvel?

    • admin
      August 24th, 2012 at 07:23 | #7

      simple. You can get on the bike, which has 2 wheels, and pedal… and you can go and go and go!

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