Earlier in the year, I did a motorcycle painting for my brother. It was a gift for his birthday. I had so many of his motorcycle friends that were giving me compliments about his painting that I thought it be fun to try another motorcycle.
About 2 months ago, I went with my boyfriend on a Sunday drive. Our destination was the National Motorcycle Museum in Anamosa, Iowa. I took several photos at the museum hoping to use the photos as subjects for further paintings. Meanwhile, I was constantly reminding my motor-head boyfriend about the “do not touch” signs that hung on each motorcycle. I was concerned about either his drooling or touching harming these bikes. But I will say that I took a ton of photos because there were some pretty amazing motorcycles at the museum. I would highly recommend visiting the National Motorcycle Museum for anyone that is even remotely a fan of motorcycles.
Among the motorcycles was this older Indian Motorcycle that I was just enamored with the head lights and a round metal piece that had an Indian’s face in. It almost looked like a face plate for a horn or something like that. I’m unsure what exactly it was used for, or perhaps, it was just for decoration on the motorbike? Who knows? But I had to paint it! I played with a great deal of colors on this painting and it was rather fun. Here is what I call- “The Old Indian”…
|"The Old Indian"; Watercolor on 12" x 18" paper.|
In fact, I had so much fun painting this motorcycle I think I would like to try some more. So don't be surprised if you see some more motorcycles in the future here. Thanks for stopping by and I would love to hear your feedback.