It’s coming up to the anniversary of my blog ‘Racing Lines’ – My first post was made on 7th July 2012… Just text and no images to try WordPress and see what I could do.
In seven years, the blog has taken me to lots of places and I’ve met some lovely people and made friends – It’s been a great adventure – just with my pens, watercolours and pastels – and my laptop.
Today, I discovered that the number of people following ‘Racing Lines’ has risen to 3,000, which I find quite incredible. WordPress tells me that there have been 1,578 comments. I can say that each and every one of them is positive, enthusiastic and encouraging.
So this is a little post to thank all of you who have followed, commented and liked the posts and pictures you have found on ‘Racing Lines’.
Here is just a small selection from the past seven years, which I hope you enjoy. 🙂
Six Nations – England vs Wales, Pushing on
Blue sky through the trees
Breezy day in Bridlington! £250
Wout Poels climbs Haytor
Riding into a sunny town
Italy v Wales (2017) Crunch time! Getting stuck in!
I’m a contemporary artist working in Leicestershire in the UK. I trained in Fine Art using different media including oils and acrylics, but my recent work is a return to my love of drawn media, especially pen, ink, watercolour and pastels. My theme is movement – My subjects are varied from landscape, animals, musicians, dancers and sport, especially cycling. The unifying feature of all these subjects is that they are constantly changing – even in a landscape there is movement everywhere! I capture the energy of elusive moments often starting with a quick pen and ink drawing. I write and publish my artworks on a blog called ‘Racing Lines’.
Oh Mike! It’s absolutely one of my best! I loved it and so glad that you have it! I deliberately didn’t show any that have been bought by people as I wasn’t sure if that was the right thing to do, but I am most proud of all of them. It is the greatest endorsement for artists as you know. Thanks so much to you and Jude xx