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I Turn My Long-distance Cycling Adventures Into Miniature Oil Paintings
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I Turn My Long-distance Cycling Adventures Into Miniature Oil Paintings

This is a project called “Cycling Guide to Lilliput” I started this year, which combines my twin passions – miniature landscape painting and long-distance cycling.

I used the sketchbooks, photographs and memories I have accumulated over the last 10 years of cycling adventures to create this series of miniature paintings. Each of these tiny paintings takes between 10-20 hours.

I used Northern Renaissance oil painting techniques and combine them with modern materials such as Plexiglas and Mylar.

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An Irish castle by moonlight

Tiny landscape of Central Park

A bike path outside of Bordeaux in France at sunrise | Oil painting on plexiglas, 2″ diameter

Beautiful views of the castle of Lorelei above the Rhine river valley – I had to go over the mountain since the river was flooded that week, and this was the only way through | Oil painting on plexiglas, 2″ diameter

This is my hometown of Brookline, MA, trying to navigate my bicycle through the streets after a blizzard |Oil paintings on plexiglas, 2″ diameter each

These are based on a forest fire I saw while camping in Northerm Germany two summers ago. The next morning it turned out that it was a seaside restaurant that burnt to the ground (no one got hurt), and made the forest on one side of it look like it caught fire | Oil paintings on plexiglas, 2″ diameter each

Probably one of my favorite places in the world, a tiny bike path in North Truro, MA, near the campground I’ve stayed at with my family for years | Oil painting on plexiglas, 2″ diameter

Cycling from New York to Boston via Long Island, this is a place called Orient Point towards its very tip. Also, one of my favorite tubes of paint | Oil paintings on plexiglas, 2″ diameter each

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Kindred
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7 years ago

They're like tiny portholes to alternate worlds...it's absolutely magical.

mooseygoosey
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7 years ago

I love everything about htis

JulieMcClelland
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7 years ago

I do too.

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MysticalMan
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7 years ago

Beautiful and unique.

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Kindred
Community Member
7 years ago

They're like tiny portholes to alternate worlds...it's absolutely magical.

mooseygoosey
Community Member
7 years ago

I love everything about htis

JulieMcClelland
Community Member
7 years ago

I do too.

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MysticalMan
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7 years ago

Beautiful and unique.

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