Thursday, March 4, 2010

Death Valley Cyclists


Death Valley Cyclists
30"x40" oil on canvas
commission
This was commissioned by my brother-in-law. It is of his son's cycling team taking a ride through Death Valley.

28 comments:

Mitzi Easley said...

Great job Edward. The facial expressions... body language... well, just everything that makes the riders look so individual and so believable. Great figure work.

Manon Doyle said...

Wow!! I thought it was a photograph. You've captured everything so beautifully! It's stunning

maria kovalenko leysens said...

Last time we were in Death Valley it was really, really hot! Can't imagine what it would take to bike through there at that time. Wondering what the weather was like for these bike riders. I like the placement of the riders, road and the muted colors against the riders in this painting.

Teresa said...

Oh Edward this is gorgeous! The way you captured light is what I noticed first, and the detail is amazing! Bravo!!!

Charlene Brown said...

These guys are so real I almost yelled at them, "Don't you know you're supposed to ride single file?"

Kari Tirrell said...

Wow, that's a big one! Very nice, Edward. I like everything about it. You can feel the heat. Great job!

Claire Beadon Carnell said...

This is excellent - I can almost feel the hot, dry air that fills this sunlit painting. Masterful work, Edward.

Tammy Hext said...

Love this Edward. I agree with Mitzi you have captured each individual riders body language so well that I am sure that those that know them can instantly pick them out. Well done!

dominique eichi said...

Wow...... fabulous piece.

Megha Chhatbar said...

Absolutely stunning and breath taking photographs(I mean painting...:))) lol) You do such a wonderful art work, I am always amazed to see your paintings!

sam said...

Youve done a really good job Edward, a large painting too very well done!

Elizabeth Seaver said...

Fabulous!

Dana Cooper said...

This is definitely among your best, Edward...love the figures and the atmosphere...great job. It must have been fun working that large too!

Cathyann said...

Edward,
Excellent! Your depiction of the heat, the expressions on the cyclists, body and face are outstanding! Bet your brother in law was pleased.

Arti said...

Hi Edward, in acknowledgement of your great art, I have an award for you on my blog.
Arti

jeannette stgermain said...

That's a great commissioned work! I first thought it was a pic!

Mona said...

grand expanse in this one Ed, a beautiful sense of space and light.

David Larson Evans said...

Absolutely a great job done.

Vern Schwarz said...

Ed, this is fabulous. I love the composition with the riders off to the side, and the strong bits of light hitting them. This piece must be stunning in real life with it's larger size.

Rishi Kapil said...

Wow , Excellent work.You have done it so masterly.The colours are just too good.

Judy P. said...

Bright and vivid - great composition with the cyclists to the left, leading us further into the mountainous scene! Nice dramatic eye direction!

L.Holm said...

Incredible, Edward!!! So many portraits and a gorgeous landscape. Amazing job. They must be thrilled with this.

Catherine Jeffrey said...

Superb painting. The muted background allows the brighter yellow and darker value of the cyclists to stand out. It really works well. There is a sense of lots of detail, but the bikes are suggested. The size will make this painting so dramatic. Painting this large is a whole other world!

Dean H. said...

Absolutely extraordinary, my friend!
This painting is worth a multitude of superlative adjectives, my friend.

This has got to be among your very best!

Michelle said...

Beautifully done, Edward! Has such a great feel to it.

Gwen Bell said...

Excellent, Edward. You really portrayed the depth and atmosphere of the scene.

Kelley Carey MacDonald said...

How did I miss this one, Edward? What a great painting - and a tribute to their dedication! Better make giclee's for each of them!

rob ijbema said...

that is right up my street edward
love the shimmer of the landscape against the sharp riders!