Saturday, 11 April 2009

Va Va Vroom....... oil on canvas 18''x14''


Ahh! The happy sigh of relief from someone who has just worked in their favourite paint....

Hot off the press, the latest commission in oils that I have been asked to do. There are still some tweaky ( ooh, get my technical jargon!) bits to smooth out, but it's nearly there.  Luckily for me red is my best-loved colour else this could have been quite difficult. It can be a harsh colour but it is so bold and vivid I cannot help but like it. Not for the faint hearted this hue! I'm not a biker by any stretch of the imagination so I was pleased it turned out nicely. I once had a Honda Melody in my twenties, but as I fell off it on just about every occasion that I had to sit on the dammed thing the love affair for two-wheelers never took off. I'm twice that age now, but still cringe at the memories of short skirts, pipe cleaner legs and being tipped upside down on the tarmac of many Wiltshire roads. I'm pretty sure I single-handedly kept the local mechanics industry alive and prosperous... I certainly kept them in fits of laughter. Ho Hum. 

8 comments:

~Babs said...

Lord, I had to look twice,as I first thought it a photo!
It's amazing work, Serena, amazing!
As for the riding,,,whoa!
I only rode behind someone a few times,,also in my twenties,,,and soon got over the 'thrill'.
Funny, looking back,,,he wouldn't allow me to wear shorts when riding,,in case of an accident,,,,but we didn't even wear helmets in those days,,,so why worry about scraped knees!!!
Brilliant thinking of the young.
LOVE this painting!

~Babs said...

PS: Love the link to Bear Country, thanks!

chrisbellinger said...

you would not get me on a Motorbike!
remember as a child being given a ride in one of those two seater affairs with a sidecar(?) ... so low on the ground!!
glad you are back from your travels, have been creating online !

Serena said...

Bless you Babs- I amalgamated two photos into one for the picture, so I'm glad it looks like it should!!
You are much braver than I- I have never been on the back of a big bike for two!! Perish the thought!!! Way too fast for my liking those things! My little moped went at about a mile faster than I could walk!!! Ha! Here's to youth!!! :o)

Serena said...

Dear Babs.... please forgive me as I am seem to be having one of my frequent "blond" moments-
I no understandy the Bear country link?!!! :o(

Serena said...

Hi Chris
Motorbiking seem to be like marmite- either you love it or hate it!! Quite like the idea of a sidecar though, if push came to shove- but nothing else! :o)

~Babs said...

Serena, it was on the Blogup thingie on your sidebar. I went to it, came back to read it again later, and it was gone.
Hahahahahahahah, silly me, I didn't realized that it changes all the time; didn't know what it was.
(you'd think I was blonde)

Serena said...

HOOT!!!!!!
We have to go travelling together- who knows where we would end up!!!!!!!!!!! Lol!