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"American Metal" (SOLD)

Original Dark Roast Watercolor™ painting:
Using Starbucks® French Roast Coffee

I love pushing myself to try new things.  And metal and Chrome are one of those fun aspects of painting.  I was scheduled for a private party and found out that the gentleman of the home appreciated Harley-Davidson Motorcycles.  I used the opportunity to begin the process of designing a painting focused on the incredible design of these pure American works of art.  So a few days before the party I spent an hour or so, wandering around the sales lot of Orlando Harley-Davidson South, thanks to the great General Manager there, Will Swart.

The sun was bright and brilliantly reflecting off the chrome and disappearing into the shadows of the anodized black. I could not get over the seemingly limitless modifications that made almost every bike unique.  A true testament to the American Spirit.  Enjoy!

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"American Metal"


28 x 20" © Copyright Steven D. Mikel


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Slideshow of Painting from sketch to this current state... enjoy.

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