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Red Barn in Thorpe


One my favorite times of day to ride a bike is right at dawn. Everything takes on a reddish glow, there is hardly any traffic and the air is sweet. The road belongs to the cyclist and the day is filled with possibility. The reference photo for this painting was taken by my talented husband while he was riding his bike.

This is a 10″ x 14″ watercolor on Arches cold press paper.

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  1. margy
    October 13th, 2011 at 12:45 | #1

    I want to be there!

  2. October 4th, 2011 at 14:09 | #2

    I agree doing anything at dawn makes it better. The world is quiter and you can just soak in the peacefulness.

  3. September 24th, 2011 at 21:52 | #3

    The cyclist in me enjoys your painting. Brings back memories cycling in rural areas.

    You did better treatment of the landscape this painting along with your cyclist. 🙂

  4. September 23rd, 2011 at 14:52 | #4

    I like it, Mimi; and I used to LOVE riding a bike too…for the very same reasons.

  5. geckostone
    September 19th, 2011 at 18:11 | #5

    Wow this is wonderful , you caught the moment perfect in paint and in words, I love it! Deb

  6. September 19th, 2011 at 17:13 | #6

    I agree with you, dawn is magical in its own way and you’ve captured its essence.
    I adore the way you depicted the ethereal sky, blue and innocent.
    This work truly draws one in, wanting to be a part of the road trip.

  7. September 19th, 2011 at 17:06 | #7

    It looks like a wonderfully peaceful place for a bike ride – The softness of your watercolors is beautiful 🙂

    xo
    Kristin

  8. September 19th, 2011 at 07:59 | #8

    Beautiful painting. I’d love to be the one on that bike!

  9. September 19th, 2011 at 04:20 | #9

    absolutely love this painting…true watercolor and I feel like I am there…soaking up the morning air!
    cheers, dana

  10. September 18th, 2011 at 18:14 | #10

    Beautiful serene watercolor work. Bright and airy! Well Done!

  11. September 18th, 2011 at 12:02 | #11

    Great work! You have a very soft style that’s really pretty especially in landscape parts…love that field!

  12. September 18th, 2011 at 09:30 | #12

    What an awesome painting! love the colors and motion! Happy PPF!

  13. September 18th, 2011 at 05:42 | #13

    Very nice and I wish I had that beautiful of place to ride my bike. We are flatlanders here. LOL

  14. September 17th, 2011 at 20:39 | #14

    Personally love barns, and I’ve been getting up earlier to try and catch sunrises. You’re right ~ there is a golden or pinkish glow to everything, and it makes for beautiful pictures ~ and watercolors 🙂 Great job!

  15. September 17th, 2011 at 18:33 | #15

    Cycling at dawn – sounds lovely and your painting is gorgeous!

  16. September 17th, 2011 at 17:27 | #16

    Wow dawn. Not an early bird myself. Nice water colour!

  17. September 17th, 2011 at 13:52 | #17

    Your painting is lovely and it makes me wish I were walking down that road right now. I can smell the fields and feel the cooler air there. Happy PPF!

  18. September 17th, 2011 at 07:57 | #18

    Great painting…makes me want to hop on a bike.

  19. September 17th, 2011 at 04:09 | #19

    this is very well done…so calm! i love the early morning too – in fact, i just watched a beautiful sunrise, where you are right, everything does have a pinkish glow to it! enjoy your cycling!
    happy ppf!

  20. September 16th, 2011 at 18:40 | #20

    you’ve captured the most amazing glow in that sky. breathtaking.

  21. September 16th, 2011 at 14:05 | #21

    Lovely peaceful painting. Wish I could get up at dawn to share the magic!

  22. September 16th, 2011 at 10:51 | #22

    Wonderful painting, such beautiful colourings. Happy PPF, Annette x

  23. September 16th, 2011 at 09:44 | #23

    Awesome art work ~ Love it! ~thanks, namaste, Carol (Share the Creative Journey) and Happy PPF ^_^

  24. September 16th, 2011 at 09:27 | #24

    Beautiful work…you’ve captured the ride perfectly! happy ppf

  25. September 16th, 2011 at 07:47 | #25

    I love bike riding, too! Especially in Autumn. 🙂
    What a beautiful painting!
    ~Mary

  26. September 16th, 2011 at 06:52 | #26

    I find it a cool, well-structured work, I congratulate you . Saludos

  27. September 14th, 2011 at 10:20 | #27

    Love the barn. So peaceful a scene.

  28. September 13th, 2011 at 19:15 | #28

    I feel the cool on my cheeks! Almost like riding a horse but closer to the ground!

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