Hit the finish line on this 5x5 ft. abstract road bike painting 🏁🚴💨
This client from Naperville reached out to me with a submission form for a large scale canvas for his living room in the suburbs. This was both an honor and an interesting challenge for me. Honored because the piece was going to be a centerpiece in his home and a challenge because I needed to create an abstract representation of something that I don’t normally do.
So to fight the challenge, I hit my sketchbook super hard with the most random concepts that could make this piece stand out. It wasn’t until I actually thought, “hey go ride a bike and that might help” then I came up with better ideas for abstract elements.
Trees flowing in the wind, landscape views of rivers and lakes, tunnel vision as I sped through traffic… these were all things that seemed so simple but made a huge impact with creating the abstract shapes in the painting.
This piece is now hanging proudly in my client’s home in Naperville, being enjoyed by his family every single day :)