Bicycle Canvas Trio

Bicycle Canvas Trio

Posted by DecoArt on Apr 13th 2014

Display a passion for cruising on two wheels with this colorful canvas triptych.


    • water container
    • palette or plastic plate
    • paper towels
    • pencil
    • #3 round brush
    • 1" flat brush
    • #5 round brush
    • tracing & transfer paper
    • 3 same-sized canvases


    1. Using a 1" flat brush, paint the front and sides of each canvas Indian Turquoise. Let dry.
    2. Drop quarter-sized amounts of Indian Turquoise and Snow White next to each other on a palette or plastic plate. Mix together, bit by bit, and paint canvases, making sure colors don't blend perfectly. (You want to see various shades of white and turquoise come through.)
    3. With a pencil and the tracing and transfer paper, trace and transfer each of the three bike templates (back end, middle, and front end) onto the canvases. Be sure to line up the sides of each template so the bike lines up when the canvases are placed side by side.
    4. Using a #5 round brush and True Red, paint the bike frame. Let dry. Once dry, do a second coat, if necessary.
    5. Continue with a clean brush and paint the bike seat, Hauser Light Green; fenders, Cadmium Yellow; tires and spokes, Graphite; and handlebars, Lamp Black.
    6. Use the #3 round brush and Snow White to add highlights throughout bike. (See photo.)


    Cruiser Bike Pattern