Spring Bike Path in Steamboat

My husband and I had our boys in Steamboat Springs, CO. When they were old enough to ride bikes we would load up all our bikes, drive to town to ride along the bike path. We would bike to Taco Cabo when it was on the farther side of town and eat this amazing Tacos Al Pastor and fresh baked bread. This painting captures some of those carefree weekends.

You can see how the pink blossoms on the tree sort of melt into the background foliage. I was just learning the courage to paint green on green scenes. Green in notoriously hard to paint, but I think this was a good attempt. The background sort of fades into a sunny green mist and the green leaves on the left don’t compete with the pink brilliance on the left. I like the sun sparkling on the mom and son’s helmets. And you can see one of my favorite subjects in this painting: shadows on pavement. Aren’t shadows so interesting? Beautiful to paint and to ride through. I think most people enjoy that movement from shade through the dappled light into the sunshine. And a good biking companion has all the same qualities as as good friend: they are dependable at keeping up the pace.



Original, 9″ x 12”, watercolor on 140 lb 100% cotton Saunders’ St. Cuthbert’s Mill paper. Unframed.

I’d be happy to send you a high resolution picture of this piece. Then you can really zoom into the details! Just send me a note here.


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