Sunday, October 11, 2009

Vespa madness!

Even my 15 year old son wants to scoot around Italy on a Vespa one day. Vespas are the ultimate in compact chic transportation. These are all vintage Vespas and I had great fun painting them.
These are three 6x6 artboards I lined up together for the pix.

click to enlarge the 6x6 oil on board paintings!

22 comments:

Nicki said...

Hi Sheila,
These are so fun... and well painted. Love the colours! They do look like they would be a blast to ride around on. What a successful day of painting you had! You go girl!
:) Nicki

Lokelani Forrest said...

Hi Sheila:
Looks like these would be so much fun to go traipsing around in France...for that matter, anywhere. I can imagine you had fun doing them also, maybe also thinking you'd like to be on one of them.

Diana Marshall said...

These are super, my, you have been busy! They are painted wonderfully loose, something I aim for but never quite manage.

Paintings by Irit Bourla said...

What a fun paintings.Love the colours Sheila.
Oh La La thats what I hear.

Quwwa said...

I love these pics, sporty, colorful, playful.

sam said...

Great idea Sheila, they look very collectable)

AutumnLeaves said...

Ok, I want that green one!!

Janelle Goodwin said...

Love your Vespas, Sheila! When I was in Italy that's all we heard in the streets. They give such energy to the atmosphere!

Lauren Maurer said...

too cute, Sheila!

James Parker said...

ooh, Sheila....scooters! Can I adopt one? Good work...and you know, it's kinda a neat idea to do a series on certain things. You can get interested in something like scooters, or rocks, or tree stumps or something and do several paintings on the subject, and actually do better work because your interest is high. Nice going. Oh...and I tried to make amends for the female overweight over-the-hillers in my latest blog...and highlighted you. :-)

Karen Hargett said...

What a neat painting. Shreve Stockton would love this - she has a blog about her Vespa trip across the US. http://vespa-vagabond.blogspot.com/

You have a great fun style - always enjoy your paintings.

Gary Heller said...

So coool, and fun. Your style captures that perfectly with the vivid color and impressionistic strokes.Even though I rode a motorcycle for many years, I alwasy thought these little scooters would be cool to sport about town in.

Michelle said...

What a fun painting with great color. I wanted a Vespa so badly as a teenager.

Dana Cooper Fine Art said...

Love these Vespas Sheila...great colors!

dominique eichi said...

so great !

Stephen Dell'Aria said...

I love those old vespas. A buddy of mine use to own one when we were teenagers and I would ride that thing everywhere. You didn't need a license, in fact, you still don't if it has a governor on it. My ex-wife still has her scooter. I bought a Harley but I want to sell it.

Art with Liz said...

Such fun! These are absolutely memorable and wonderful Sheila. Love them.

Ellen said...

Wonderful colors and the loose brushwork make me love these!!!

theresamillerwatercolors said...

Great paintings. I love the way you picked up this subject.

Edward Burton said...

LOVE the Vespas, Sheila!

sonja moser said...

sheila, i love this! such eccentric characters.
the vintage painting is my grandmother back in the day..

Trevor Lingard said...

Hi Sheila
Were do you get your ideas from. You are so imaginative in your subject matter.
You can paint anything.
Love the crazy vespas.
Regards