I saw this bike outside the Berlin Hauptbahnhof (the main train station) in November of 2011. I took some serious liberties with the color of the bike: the original was a much yellower green. I wanted the bike to stand out from the grass and the vegetation across the water, so I invented a sort of metallic blue green for it. I'm continuing to explore a new direction here, in which I render the background elements in an abbreviated, painterly style, while going crazy hyper-real on the subject in the foreground.
Berlin Bicycle - 24" x 32" oil on panel