Bicycle Art Fundraiser for Pittsburgh’s MS Society 12/7/2018

Cycling Across the Allegheny River, Watercolor and Gouache by Carol Skinger to be auctioned this coming Friday Dec. 7, 2018 Art of Cycling, A Benefit for Bike MS at the Wigle Distillery in the Strip District Pittsburgh MS fundraiser between 6:00 PM – 9:00 PM. Wigle Whiskey Distillery 2401 Smallman St, Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania 15222. Proceeds benefit the National MS Society, PA Keystone Chapter & Bike MS. Join us for cycling-themed cocktails, Blue Sparrow Food Truck and an auction of cycling-themed artwork by Pittsburgh artists including two paintings by me. They will be unveiling and auctioning the first-ever Wigle Whiskey cycling jersey, produced locally by Aero Tech Designs. Between now and then my two Art of Cycling paintings are on display with 2 others (one by Baron Batch) at Kindred Cycles, 2515 Penn Avenue in the Strip District.

(Here’s my other auction item)  2401 Smallman St, Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania 15222

Take a closer look at both my paintings now before the auction at  Kindred Cycles                       2515 Penn Ave, Strip District Pittsburgh

A few of the other auction items, not all:

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Bicycle Art Fundraiser for Pittsburgh’s MS Society 12/7/2018

Camping and Biking, Watercolor and Gouache by Carol Skinger to be auctioned this coming Friday Dec. 7, 2018 Art of Cycling, A Benefit for Bike MS at the Wigle Distillery in the Strip District Pittsburgh MS fundraiser between 6:00 PM – 9:00 PM. Wigle Whiskey Distillery 2401 Smallman St, Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania 15222. Proceeds benefit the National MS Society, PA Keystone Chapter & Bike MS. Join us for cycling-themed cocktails, Blue Sparrow Food Truck and an auction of cycling-themed artwork by Pittsburgh artists including two paintings by me. They will be unveiling and auctioning the first-ever Wigle Whiskey cycling jersey, produced locally by Aero Tech Designs. Between now and then my two Art of Cycling paintings are on display with 2 others (one by Baron Batch) at Kindred Cycles, 2515 Penn Avenue in the Strip District.

And here is my other auction item.   2401 Smallman St, Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania 15222

Take a closer look at both my paintings now before the auction at  Kindred Cycles                       2515 Penn Ave, Strip District Pittsburgh

A few of the other auction items, not all:

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Outer Cape Bike Ride

This original  watercolor painting is for sale here. The loose free painting style  with figures drawn with a stick is my favorite way to work!

Most mornings on the outer Cape this is pretty much our bike ride. After you open the link I suggest clicking “large” , selecting Sat for satellite, then zooming out few clicks to see it all.

It’s a little over 20 miles. Check it out in both map and satellite mode. John likes the Portuguese Bakery in Provincetown a lot. It’s a good goal when you are thinking about NOT doing the ride. I am a little resistant though their fig squares are hard to resist, so I get one every few days! I used to get up from a deep sleep, put on bike clothes, get water and go. Now I have a coffee and granola and blue berries before I go, so I am not always ready for pastry. But I do stop and look at things- architecture in Provincetown and nature in Province Lands, which is way out at the end of Cape Cod and a contrast to Provincetown. I totally LOVE them both!

Province Lands is 3,500 acres of national parkland on the other side of Route 6 from Provincetown itself. The tract was named the Province’s Lands in 1691 when the Massachusetts Bay Colony became a royal province as it absorbed Plymouth Colony and the land that had belonged to the Pilgrims (and absorbed Maine as well). It’s a geological and biological wonder that stands in relative obscurity and is unknown to 1000’s who visit Provincetown.

If I am really thirsty for a soda and need air conditioning and a great bathroom when I am out biking in Provincelands I go to the Provincetown Airport, right in the heart of Province Lands. I used to always transition to the 7 mile Province Lands Bike Trail after Provincetown but since we get up early not many are on the road yet so now I just go on the roads all through Province Lands. I still love the bike trail though! It’s a roller coaster through the dunes, and recently repaved. It gets no where near as much bike traffic as on many bike trails you may have tried because it is challenging, hilly, fast and it’s like biking in a desert climate because it IS! If you cannot do it, and you do not know someone with a 4 wheel drive vehicle and an oversands beach driving pass, I recommend Art’s Dune Tours.

Some good stuff here about poet Mary Oliver and P-town and P-lands.

2011 was the 5oth anniversary of President Kennedy creating the Cape Cod National Seashore.

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Bicycle paintings

I have put plenty of miles on my Specialized bike since getting it about 8 years ago and especially the last 4 years I have become a year round rider. In winter if there is snow and ice on the road I don’t go but most of winter the snow and ice is kept off the roads, so I’m out there. I dress more or less as I would for cross country skiing- layers and nothing too heavy. You definitely see things you don’t notice when driving. Cyclists have become a subject of my paintings and happily my bicycle  paintings have found an audience.

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