8.12.2009

A Bunch of Beach Cruisers


16"x 16"
acrylic on canvas

I'm working on a series of paintings for a show At Paradise Perks in Irvine, California on August 29th. Because I'm painting for Southern California, I get to revisit my roots and reminisce. After living in the pacific northwest for almost 20 years and being surrounded by many serious cyclists, it's been fun to remember the lazy summer days of my youth and paint a bunch of beach cruisers! However, cruising the boardwalk in Newport Beach is considered a very serious sport by some!

19 comments:

Dana Cooper Fine Art said...

Oh Annie, you so captured the feel and the light of this area...this is definitely a favorite!

dominique eichi said...

WOW ! what a great piece talk about challenging . ONe bike is hard but that many ........wow ! is all I can say

Patrick Gracewood said...

Annie, That is an amazing tour de force! All the more so because it looks effortless. A funny complex painting that captures the heat, color, open space and open days of SoCal summers. Funny- for being empty of people, it implies the friendships and sounds of kids and ocean. (I hung out at the Huntington Beach pier. It was my bastion of sanity.)

jennifer woodburn said...

Love this one Annie - what a difficult piece to tackle, and you have totally nailed it. It is beautiful (great cropping). I can smell the salt air now...

Don Bishop said...

What a great painting, nice work. Brings back memories for me. I lived in OC before moving up to Portland and loved riding my bike down those boardwalks in Newport.

Thanks for posting.

Melinda Conner said...

Hi - I am a first time visitor here and came by your site through a friend's Facebook link. What beautiful work! I especially love the bike painting and the coffee house because there is something so interesting about the floor in that painting. I am no artist, but I love your style and wish I could do it too!

Megha Chhatbar said...

Hey Annie...I was amazed to see your work...Its truly wonderful...It is a difficult subject but you did it so effortlessly..Great!

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Edward Burton said...

Congratulations on being the latest featured artist on Informed Collector, Annie!

Marian Fortunati said...

Hi Annie...
I'm visiting because I saw your work on Clint's Informed Collector and loved the "Getting Ready To Ride" painting..
Now that I see your work... I like it all!!

I'll be back for sure!!

Oh... I almost forgot.... CONGRATS!!!

Marilyn M. King said...

Annie, I too want to congratulate you on your highlight in "Informed Collector" too! I received my email newsletter today and was so happy for you.

This bike piece must have been very challenging but you "made order out of chaos" ( that's a previous quote from our very own - Dana Cooper!) hehe Really wonderful painting.

James Whitehurst said...

Great painting. Brings back memories of gravel sanded knees and sticky snow cone juice. Love your work.

gianlucio said...

Annie You're very good, congratulations!

L.Holm said...

This is amazing! Fantastic work, Annie.
Liz

Michelle (artscapes) said...

Great painting - the light, the colour - and you made a great composition out of a tangle of bikes - love it!

dorene said...

love this one annie... your art always makes me smile

Sheila said...

I came to compliment your unique DSFDF entry but I LOVE this! The chunky strokes of color, the repetitive pattern of the wheels, everything!

Mary Sheehan Winn said...

this is great!

LSaeta said...

Wow, wow, wow. I love your work. And this painting is my favorite!

Celeste Bergin said...

no wonder everyone loves this one! it's exceptional!

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