Sunday, September 20, 2009

Palmer Leads by Ten

Chuck Palmer leads the Hudson Valley EUREKA (Extreme Unicycle Riders Experiencing Killer Art) event. Palmer is up by ten minutes and two paintings over Louis Anton and James Gurney.

Gurney produced this painting before his setbacks at the Mud Wallow and Boulder Hill on Day 13. He has also been struggling to shake the allegations of performance-enhancing paint mediums, and has been docked points for bad perspective. His comeback bid after his third retirement seems to be in doubt.

Reginald Davis

Reginald Davis of Cambridge, England, founder of the sport of unicycle painting, with his "reduced bicycle" easel.
At left is Darren Kent, another 19th century pioneer, scouting for motifs on an ultimate wheel. Published in Harper's magazine, June 4, 1897, "English Art Wheelers Wield the Brush on Our Back Roads."

In 1902 Mr. Davis came to Chicago to found Western Wheel Works and the Illinois Invitational, one of the first group unicycle painting events.