THINKING OF ART

Some people have noticed my enhanced logo image on this website. Originally it contained my dragon motor scooter by itself — lovely to my way of thinking, That is, until the lady showed up in a painting by Georges Massias, commissioned around 1897 by the Gladiator bicycle company.

She is holding onto a Gladiator bicycle for a flight through the heavens. Why should she not hold onto my Dragon Vespa and take IT for a flight through the heavens? The pose, identical. Her flaming hair and soft radiant flesh harmonize beautifully with the scooter’s green and gold metal body.

Done deal. A new dimension has been added.

Unfortunately I can’t find out anything about the artist Georges Massias. He apparently is as obscure as Adrian Ruyle.

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GODIVA VARIATION 4

The naked ride of Lady Godiva has ensnared imaginations for generations, my imagination included. I am offering on Etsy a series of prints of Lady Godiva’s provocative equitation, as seen from various viewpoints.

Variation 4 shows the lady taking a midnight ride, safe from prying eyes. She is attended only by moonflowers and night flying birds — who are totally indifferent to her rank and the opulence of her station, as well as the fact that she has no clothes on!

GODIVA VARIATION 2

The naked ride of Lady Godiva has ensnared imaginations for generations. My imagination included. I am offering on Etsy a series of prints of Lady Godiva’s provocative equitation, as seen from various viewpoints.

Variation 2 shows her eagerness to set off on her morning ride —an eagerness more than matched by the eagerness of her horse!

I originally painted this Horse, ridden by a hunter wearing riding pinks, on a 3’ x 5’ canvas. I had to redo the image digitally for printing, and other features.

GODIVA VARIATION 1

The naked ride of Lady Godiva has ensnared imaginations for generations. Mine included. I am offering on Etsy a series of prints of Lady Godiva’s provocative equitation, as seen from various viewpoints.

Variation 1 shows her riding out Into blooming nature, early on a spring morning in old England.

I painted this scene originally in automotive lacquer on the side of a car. I recently redid it digitally in order to offer prints.

Lady Godiva