Aru and Froome

Hola! This is a last post to round up this year’s wonderful Vuelta a Espana. Riding through the beautiful region of Galicia. In the end, Contador was victorious and Froome took a fantastic second place – an amazing achievement after both men sustained dreadful injuries only a few weeks ago. Time for little rest! Hasta luego! Here are my drawings:

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6 responses to “La Vuelta Ciclista a España…. hasta luego!”

  1. Aquileana Avatar

    Stunning paintings… So realistic and ethereal… I love them ❤
    Thanks for sharing and best wishes to you,
    Aquileana 😀


    1. Maxine Dodd - Artist Avatar

      Thank you so much for your amazing comment! I’m delighted to hear that you like my paintings. I love watercolour – it’s the paint that does the work – I just let it do it’s thing! Best wishes to you too! 🙂


  2. 7891samoth Avatar

    I love the energy and dynamics of these.. Do you do them while the thing is rolling in the tv?

    I’d love to get some confidence in using water color like you’re doing it..


    1. Maxine Dodd - Artist Avatar

      Thank you for your lovely comment. I do them from the TV coverage – they get the best views with their cameras. I like your blog. Copying another artist has long been a way to learn. As long as the credit is given at all times. You’ve made some great studies. Keep up with your drawings, well done! 🙂

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      1. 7891samoth Avatar

        Thanks! I’m looking forward to doing some water color then! Do you know of any good guides, or “how-to’s” to get the bases down concerning water-color? people tell me that it can be a little tricky until you get the techniques down

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      2. Maxine Dodd - Artist Avatar

        You’ll enjoy watercolour, it’s great fun. It becomes tricky if laying down washes for skies etc but if you’re sloshing it around for fun like I do, then it’s not so bad! The main thing is to use a bigger brush than you might expect and don’t fiddle. Dip your brush in water, then wet the watercolour with your brush and paint directly. Go back to the water and swizzle your brush around before going to another colour to keep clean and if you want to mix colours, then mix them on the palette rather than the colour itself. A palette can be a saucer or plate (white is good to work with). Have a go and I want to see the results! Good luck! 🙂


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