Tuesday, January 14, 2014

Coffee Wheeled Long Haul Trucker

I started this one a few months ago.  I had watched a video on Vimeo.com about a cyclist who had ridden from DC to Toronto.  I asked him if I could use his bike as a go by for my next painting and he accepted.  I started but got side tracked with a few commission orders for Christmas.  Finally finished it off the other day.

Painting in motion

I decided to try and capture what goes into one of my paintings.  I used a GoPro to capture a image every 30 seconds.  I wish the lighting was better.  My desk is pretty dark.  I'm planning on trying this again but maybe try to video the whole thing and speed it up.  See what the difference is.  Here it is...enjoy.

From beginning to End from Garrett Olsen on Vimeo.

Monday, December 9, 2013

Reeb Coffee Wheel bike up for Sale!

 Reeb Coffee Wheel bike is up for sale!  I'm asking $100 with all proceeds going to the town of Lyons Colorado to help with recovering from the flood.  I'll also have prints for anyone who wants them.  Price will depend on size.  So help out the town of Lyons and get a little bit of art in the process.

Saturday, November 16, 2013

Back in the saddle. For a good cause.

My latest bike I've done for the city of Lyons Colorado.  I don't exactly know what to do with it yet.  How to get the most for there community.

Wednesday, July 3, 2013

Salsa Warbird for Odin's Revenge

Summer is here and painting has slowed to a crawl.  I managed to get this one done in time.  This was my donation to Odin's Revenge.  A 150 mile gravel race in Gothenberg Nebraska.  The Warbird fit the race ..... well be cause it's a gravel bike.  I've also posted up the desatureated version I made for my Facebook page.  These were larger then my normal one's.  I used the rim of a very large coffee cup.  It's almost twice the size I'm use to working on.  I think it turned out great.  Enjoy.

Friday, April 26, 2013

New digital art.

The sun was reflecting off of my handlebars in a cool way last night so I used my camera to take a few shots.  After looking at them and working with them a bit, you could start to see some movement between them.  I like how it's turned out.

Tuesday, April 23, 2013

Raising Odin

Sat down and started in on the Odin's Revenge give away paintings.  These will be the larges coffee bikes I've made yet.  I used a small bowl and Starbucks espresso for the wheels.  First bike to sketch in...Salsa Warbird.