Cruiser Bike on Three Panels

Cruiser Bike on Three Panels

Posted by DecoArt on May 14th 2014

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


    • water container
    • palette or plastic plate
    • paper towels
    • tracing paper
    • transfer paper
    • pencil
    • 3/4" flat brush
    • #2 liner brush
    • 3 same-sized canvases


    1. Using a 3/4" 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 the canvases with the 3/4" brush, making sure the colors do not blend perfectly. (You want to see various shades of white and turquoise come through.)
    3. Trace and transfer each of 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 pieces are lined up when the canvases are placed side by side.
    4. Using the #2 liner brush and True Red, paint the bike frame. Once dry, do a second coat, if necessary.
    5. Continue with a clean brush and paint the bike seat Hauser Light Green, the fenders Cadmium Yellow, the tires and spokes Graphite, and the handlebars Lamp Black.
    6. Use the #2 liner brush and Snow White to add highlights throughout bike. (See photo.)


    Bicycle Pattern