I’ve been painting this week for an art show I have next month. Here’s one I just finished this morning. Stripes were inspired by my Paul Smith socks.

Update: Some people have asked about prints for this painting, so I’ve just added it to the Zazzle store. You can buy prints in different sizes, with archival inks, on paper or even canvas. Here is the link. (The default size print is 31×23 inches, printed on matte paper with archival ink for $29.95.)

The original painting is 36X48 inches. Acrylic on canvas. For those in the Portland area, the art show is at the Daily Cafe in the Pearl. My art (6 paintings and one mobile) will be shown for the month of March. If anyone is interested in the reception details, give me an email.


  1. molly
    February 12, 2011 at 4:49 am

    Love the stripes! And can't wait for your book :)

  2. Flaming Nora
    February 12, 2011 at 9:09 am

    Ah we too have those socks, you have captured them so well!

  3. helicopter6
    February 12, 2011 at 9:18 am

    Uber lovely.

  4. Renata
    February 12, 2011 at 9:23 am

    Toll! So einfach und so schön!

  5. Anonymous
    February 12, 2011 at 1:34 pm

    This picture makes me smile! xxoo

  6. Anonymous
    February 12, 2011 at 3:07 pm

    Happy birthday!

  7. Joel Henriques
    February 12, 2011 at 4:05 pm

    Thanks everybody! Yeah, Paul Smith stripes are a happy thing!

    And yes, it's my birthday! Thanks. 38 years!

  8. agnès
    February 12, 2011 at 4:48 pm

    bonjour, Monsieur,
    j'aime beaucoup ce que vous faites et mon mari qui fait du vélo adore vos peinture de vélo.
    j'éspère que vous parlez le français car je ne parle pas anglais... nous aimons faire vos bricolages avec les enfants, ils trouvent ça génial.
    continuez, c'est super (it's wonderfull...)

  9. I Live in an Antbed
    February 12, 2011 at 5:07 pm

    Love it! Would love those socks, too. I have some kiddos who would live in a pair of socks that looked like that.

  10. Emily
    February 12, 2011 at 5:14 pm

    I would buy a print of this for our playroom. Or for the workshop in the garage where my husband works on his bike. It's fantastic!

  11. An Invitation
    February 12, 2011 at 8:52 pm

    Will you be selling prints? This is great :)

  12. nina_błękitna
    February 12, 2011 at 9:27 pm

    Oh, I like it very much! And you forgot about the chain at this bike ;)

  13. Anonymous
    February 12, 2011 at 10:44 pm

    Sweet! Where will the art show be? (Andra)

  14. Joel Henriques
    February 13, 2011 at 12:12 am

    Thanks everybody! Prints are now available. I updated the post with the info!

    Merci agnès, très bon!

    nina_błękitna - Ha! Yes, this bike has a top of the line, invisible chain!

  15. Figliuluccia
    February 13, 2011 at 9:52 pm

    It's so beautiful, a little bit vintage! it makes me thinking of Jacques Tati's films!

  16. Joel Henriques
    February 14, 2011 at 11:35 pm

    Figliuluccia - Thanks for the nice compliment! I love vintage bicycles. I was looking at a British 1930 Norman bicycle when I painted this one.

  17. Nancy
    February 15, 2011 at 4:08 am

    Hi Joel,

    Did you know that your blog is being voted on over at rickrak for the 2011 handmade olympics; I voted for you as I do enjoy your blog and all the great ideas you share with all of us. You should post this event (closes on Wed) so more people go over and vote for you! Cheers!

  18. Deanna
    February 15, 2011 at 4:59 am

    Love the print...just ordered one. :)
    Oh and you are exactly one day older than me! Happy bday.

  19. pieface
    February 17, 2011 at 4:02 am

    Yay! Love the daily cafe! What a fun show. Hopefully it will be the first thrusday reception because i would love to come check it out.

  20. Joel Henriques
    February 17, 2011 at 5:56 am

    Cool, thanks everyone!

    pieface - Yes! It will be there for 1st thursday.

  21. kim
    February 25, 2011 at 1:25 am

    I ordered a print of this and it arrived today... I LOVE it, it will be key to help me get through the remainder of my New Hampshire winter!

  22. Joel Henriques
    February 25, 2011 at 5:48 am

    Thanks kim! I ordered one too, and just got it in the mail. It turned out really well! The colors were extremely accurate. Nice!

    Thanks again!

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