Tour de France 2014: Stage 12 – Bourg-en-Bresse to Saint-Étienne

Cycling art, Tour de France, watercolour pen and ink painting, Across the line by Maxine Dodd

Bonjour! Stage12 continued the theme begun on Stage 11, hot sunshine, rolling countryside and beautiful chateaux. The announcement came that Andrew Talansky joined 4 other team leaders in retirement, but the race pressed on. French fans enjoying the progress of riders Cyril Gaultier and Perrig Quemeneur who brokeaway with Simon Clarke to lead for a great section of the stage. The sprint to the line saw Peter Sagan miss out on the win yet again – just beaten by Alexander Kristoff for the Russian team Katusha. And this was a ‘quiet’ stage! Here are my drawings:

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  1. Thanks very much – I love drawing with pen – and you can do no better than looking at the work of John Piper who is brilliant! I do hope you enjoy your new pen and look forward to seeing some great drawings from you 🙂

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    1. I do indeed! And sometimes draw again after the paint is dry – if a line is lost by the colour. But I always draw in ink, so everything is there, including mistakes! I just love the fact that I can’t rub out and have to strive to get the line right first time… don’t usually manage it but keep trying 🙂

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      1. Thanks. This is great. While I was away last week I bought a waterproof ink pen to try to get a better dynamic in my watercolours, doing just what you describe. I had in mind a drawing / painting by John Piper in which he made a loose drawing of a cityscape and painted in washes without following the lines. I m not why it took me so long to realise that you work with line primarily – I always saw just your flashes of colour. A tribute to your skill – the lines are there but are not what are seen.

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      2. Thanks very much – I love drawing with pen – and you can do no better than looking at the work of John Piper who is brilliant! I do hope you enjoy your new pen and look forward to seeing some great drawings from you 🙂

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