Saturday, January 06, 2007


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This is my second painting of a Harley-Davidson Motorcycle. This was difficult to see everything in the picture. There were motorcycles behind this one and I needed to differentiate between the parts of this motorcycle and those motorcycles behind it. Not being a motorcycle rider, I had to simplify some things to make the painting read correctly.

I like the down-tube on the left, the highlights on the fender and the large headlight.

Again I wasn't sure what to do with the background but put a photo of the unfinished painting into PhotoShop and messed around for a while. I figured I needed to use a color that was in the painting so I went with the orange in the turn signals.

I may try one more Harley. The photo I'm considering is almost all black, white and gray chrome so I'll need to find some color somewhere.


Anonymous said...

I was looking to paint a harley davidson using watercolors, and stumbled in to your blog.
Excellent use of colors and you have a wonderful skill of bringing out the reflection on the steel chrome. Great job.