Painting Vintage Bicycles

Normally I'm painting with my black and white pencils but some days ago the not-trying-new-stuff-me actually tried something else. ...


Normally I'm painting with my black and white pencils but some days ago the not-trying-new-stuff-me actually tried something else. I painted with watercolours on small canvases (20x20 cm). 
Because I'm a sucker for all things vintage I decided to paint vintage bicycles hooray

My first step was to paint the background with crosswise strokes in a brown colour (mixing green and red) to make it look kinda... vintage (I'm using that word too often).
  
I didn't actually copy the bikes from a photo like I usually would, instead I looked at many photos of vintage bikes on the internet and did this study thing art students do. So I made some sketched to get an idea of the proportions, details, reflections on the bike and other stuff like that (how professional huh? haha).



Here are some closer pictures of the paintings:


  



I will be trying to sell one of the paintings to compensate for the student job I don't have. I hope it will work out :)

Love, Sophie


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  1. Hey I'm new to blogging too! and looking for blogging buddies I was wondering if you want to like support each others blogs maybe do a guest post or something? my blog is http://themisfitsjournal.blogspot.ie

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    1. Sure I'm down! You can contact me via e-mail I guess that's the easiest way to talk :)

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  2. Great post!
    http://enchantedclub.blogspot.com

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    1. Thank you! I like your blog too btw :)

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  3. These are gorgeous! You are a wonderful artist, and this is such a lovely blog :) Just found you on TBC-- following you! <3
    -Vivian
    http://moonsworlds.blogspot.com

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    1. Aw thank you, Vivian! That means a lot to me ^^ I love your artsy blog and had to follow you too!

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  4. Hey Sophie,
    I've found your blog on the Internet (oh wonder) actually I have to say that you are a great painter. These bicycles are wonderful.
    Love, Lea

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    1. Hi Lea! I appreciate comments like these very much so thank you! :)

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  5. This is so cute! I love how you planned what you're painting first - it makes the piece perfect :D

    x Nicole ᵔᴥᵔ | Florrall

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    1. Hi Nicole,
      Thank you! Btw I love your blog :)

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