Thursday, October 11, 2007
Hwy 2 Motorcycle Curve
12" x 9" Oil on Canvas.
In private collection.
Years ago when I was young(er) I thought motorcycles were crazy. Around 10 years ago, I started riding my first motorcycle and now I ride quite a lot. I even work as a moto-referee for bicycle races. So, nice smooth pavement twisting into the distance has a lot of appeal to me.
This painting subject is one of those nice curves along US Highway 2 that sports some nice bright fall color right where the road swings between a rock outcrop and the Skykomish river. This is one of the curves just before the big ramp up to Stevens Pass. There are not very many good motorcycling days left this year before the snow regularly falls at the pass.