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Road Bikers Wall Sitting—Rittenhouse Square - 12x16 Oil On Canvas

576.00
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Road Bikers Wall Sitting—Rittenhouse Square - 12x16 Oil On Canvas

576.00

ORIGINAL PAINTING AVAILABLE — $576

See this painting in person at the Philadelphia Sketch Club's 155th Annual Small Oils Exhibit.

30% of the proceeds from the sale of these paintings goes directly to the Philadelphia Sketch Club until May 5!

The Story of Wall Sitting

The road bikers sitting on the wall in this painting are enjoying a casual rest on a warm summer afternoon at Rittenhouse Square Park in Philadelphia. I always look for a story to paint and this day the road bikers caught my attention as they chatted away while hanging out on the wall. The bikers appear to be the main subject, but I really painted this composition with the balustrade wall as my inspiration.

Wall sitting in Rittenhouse Square Park is a time-honored tradition for generations of visitors to the park. For a short time in January 2017, a rule was passed that prohibited wall sitting in the park. No Sitting signs were posted and the Philly police kindly reminded folks not to sit on the wall. The public response to the wall sitting ban was outrage! Sit-ins were organized, dozens of parkgoers protested and within a few days the ban was lifted! Yay!

Public parks are meeting places for folks from all different ages and backgrounds to hang out and relax. The road bikers seen in this painting embody the purpose and mission of public parks. My two road bikers render an easy-going, time-out from the hustle-bustle chaos of city streets.

I hope you vicariously experience a few moments of “chill” while viewing this painting. While making this painting, the at-rest road bikes and bikers reminded me of how nice it is to just sometimes do nothing but sit on a wall!

I hope you experience this simple moment in time and enjoy the painting as much as I enjoyed creating it!

The Original Painting canvas size is 12x16 Inches. I use the highest quality artist oil paint on studio-wrapped stretched linen canvas.

THE ORIGINAL PAINTING IS FRAMED AND READY TO HANG IN YOUR HOME OR OFFICE.

In addition to the original painting, you can order canvas & paper prints in various sizes. Click the “Select Options" drop down menu for sizes and price.

For inquiries and purchases, contact me at christina@christinatarkoff.com, or simply use the "ADD TO CART" button.

I take every step to ensure the image is as accurate as possible to the original painting. However variations in color may occur due to monitor differences.

Add To Cart

ORIGINAL PAINTING AVAILABLE — $576

See this painting in person at the Philadelphia Sketch Club's 155th Annual Small Oils Exhibit.

30% of the proceeds from the sale of these paintings goes directly to the Philadelphia Sketch Club until May 5!

The Story of Wall Sitting

The road bikers sitting on the wall in this painting are enjoying a casual rest on a warm summer afternoon at Rittenhouse Square Park in Philadelphia. I always look for a story to paint and this day the road bikers caught my attention as they chatted away while hanging out on the wall. The bikers appear to be the main subject, but I really painted this composition with the balustrade wall as my inspiration.

Wall sitting in Rittenhouse Square Park is a time-honored tradition for generations of visitors to the park. For a short time in January 2017, a rule was passed that prohibited wall sitting in the park. No Sitting signs were posted and the Philly police kindly reminded folks not to sit on the wall. The public response to the wall sitting ban was outrage! Sit-ins were organized, dozens of parkgoers protested and within a few days the ban was lifted! Yay!

Public parks are meeting places for folks from all different ages and backgrounds to hang out and relax. The road bikers seen in this painting embody the purpose and mission of public parks. My two road bikers render an easy-going, time-out from the hustle-bustle chaos of city streets.

I hope you vicariously experience a few moments of “chill” while viewing this painting. While making this painting, the at-rest road bikes and bikers reminded me of how nice it is to just sometimes do nothing but sit on a wall!

I hope you experience this simple moment in time and enjoy the painting as much as I enjoyed creating it!

The Original Painting canvas size is 12x16 Inches. I use the highest quality artist oil paint on studio-wrapped stretched linen canvas.

THE ORIGINAL PAINTING IS FRAMED AND READY TO HANG IN YOUR HOME OR OFFICE.

In addition to the original painting, you can order canvas & paper prints in various sizes. Click the “Select Options" drop down menu for sizes and price.

For inquiries and purchases, contact me at christina@christinatarkoff.com, or simply use the "ADD TO CART" button.

I take every step to ensure the image is as accurate as possible to the original painting. However variations in color may occur due to monitor differences.