Tour de France 2021 - Stage 4 - Return of the Manx! original watercolour painting Maxine Dodd

Return of the Manx! – SOLD

Stage 21, Paris - On the Champs! Watercolour, pen and ink by Maxine Dodd
Tour de France 2021 – Stage 4 – Return of the Manx! SOLD

The image that captured the first of Mark Cavendish’s stupendous stage wins from last year’s Tour de France. What an outpouring of emotion there was not only from the man himself but everyone who has followed and supported him over the years.

A gem of a day!

The painting sold at my solo exhibition recently and featured on the cover of Local Living magazine, which was a lovely surprise!

Local Living magazine

This painting is now SOLD

Tour de France 2021 - Stage12, Summer skies and the scent of lavender, original watercolour painting Maxine Dodd

Lookback #4: Tour de France 2021 – Summer skies and scent of lavender

Tour de France painting, cyclists in the rain, Stage 15, 2014 by Maxine Dodd
Tour de France 2021 – Stage12, Summer skies and the scent of lavender

Hello! I have been looking back lately, as this year sees the tenth anniversary of ‘Racing Lines’. I want to celebrate this milestone and invite you to join me to look back over my archive of paintings and drawings made with watercolour, pen and ink, with the occasional dab of pastel! It’s been a wonderful experience and I have made new art friends along the way – Please share and enjoy!

This look back goes to the Tour de France 2021, Stage 12, where the peloton passed by lavender fields. It was a hot day so the scent must have been heady. If you look at the inscription, it was 62km into the stage, perhaps you were there?

Have a great weekend!

Picture details – Original watercolour, with pen and ink, on paper, 20cm x 20cm (8in x 8in) image size. Available: Purchase

Tour de France 2021 - Stage 21 - The Arc, original watercolour by Maxine Dodd

Tour de France 2021: Stage 21 – The Arc

Tour de France 2021 - Stage 21 - The Arc, original watercolour by Maxine Dodd
Tour de France 2021 – Stage 21 – The Arc

Stage 21, Paris. The flag that flies suspended from the arch of the Arc du Triomphe, is a favourite element of the Paris stage, as is the monument at the top of the Champs Elysee itself. It’s great to see the peloton hurtling round this iconic landmark. It’s been a heck of a race this time, so much to take from it, as ever. The only sad sight to see this year for me, a final podium with two riders and two mannequins wearing the jerseys that Pogacar had won but couldn’t put on. Is that a worry? I hope not… I shall be back again next year to find out!

Picture info: Original watercolour with pen and ink on paper

Image size: 20cm x 20cm (8in x 8in)

Tour de France 2021 - Stage 21 - On Wout's wheels, original watercolour by Maxine Dodd

Tour de France 2021: Stage 21 – Wout’s wheels

Tour de France 2021 - Stage 21 - On Wout's wheels, original watercolour by Maxine Dodd
Tour de France 2021 – Stage 21 – On Wout’s wheels

Stage 21 – Paris, and the one where Mark Cavendish breaks Merckx’s record and wins 35 stages….but sadly the fairytale finish wasn’t to be. The stage began well, but towards the climax, Cavendish became separated from his lead out man, and instead took up position on the wheels of Wout Van Aert. He was side by side with Jasper Philipsen and couldn’t get past. Van Aert took his third stage win with phenomenal strength and Cavendish slapped his bike in frustration, knowing he just missed out.

I was very sorry about it but it was still an outstanding race for them both. Van Aert crossed the line with three fingers aloft. Cavendish can hold three fingers on one hand and four on the other if he chooses, which is wonderful. He won his second Green Jersey, a great souvenir of his outstanding Tour performance. He is the greatest sprinter of all time, it’s official!

Tour de France 2021 - Stage 20, Tadej waits, original watercolour painting Maxine Dodd

Tour de France 2021: Stage 20 – Tadej waits

Tour de France 2021 - Stage 20, Tadej waits, original watercolour painting Maxine Dodd
Tour de France 2021 – Stage 20, Tadej waits

Stage 20 – Tadej waits to start his time trial. He is in yellow and has been for so much of the race. He has made a remarkable start to his career, raced two Tours de France and won them both, not to mention his other achievements. This view shows just how young he is, but at just 22, he should have the prospect of a great career ahead.
The great thing for me as a fan, is that he isn’t the only one. The performances of Wout van Aert alone, show great strength, Jonas Vingegaard has been a revelation too. There seems to be a new generation coming through who are extraordinarily talented and young with it.
Exciting times ahead…

Tour de France 2021 - Stage 20, Tadej waits, original watercolour painting Maxine Dodd
Tour de France 2021 – Stage 20, Tadej waits

STAGE 20 – TADEJ WAITS

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Original watercolour with pen and ink

Original watercolour, with pen and ink
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Tour de France 2021 - Stage18 - Pretty town, Original watercolour painting Maxine Dodd

Tour de France 2021: Stage 18 – Pretty Town

Tour de France 2021 - Stage18 - Pretty town, Original watercolour painting Maxine Dodd
Tour de France 2021 – Stage18 – Pretty town

Another little study from Stage 18 that I like because of the peloton taking a bend, always love to see it and draw it – This town was attractive too, very French even down to the ‘Tabac’ sign – beautiful!

Tour de France 2021 - Stage18 - Pretty town, Original watercolour painting Maxine Dodd
Tour de France 2021 – Stage18 – Pretty town

Stage 18, Pretty town

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Original watercolour with pen and ink

Original watercolour, with pen and ink

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Tour de France 2021 - Stage18 - Little study, Original watercolour painting Maxine Dodd

Tour de France 2021: Stage 18 – A little study

Tour de France 2021 - Stage18 - Little study, Original watercolour painting Maxine Dodd
Tour de France 2021 – Stage18 – A Little study

Stage 18 – A little study from Stage 18 that I like because of the flag – It shows a breakaway with riders from B & B Hotels, with a glimpse of Julian Alaphilippe behind

Tour de France 2021 - Stage18 - Little study, Original watercolour painting Maxine Dodd
Tour de France 2021 – Stage18 – Little study

Stage 18, A little study

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Original watercolour, with pen and ink
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Tour de France 2021 - Stage18 - Wout, original watercolour painting Maxine Dodd

Tour de France 2021: Stage 18 – Wout

Tour de France 2021 - Stage18 - Wout, original watercolour painting Maxine Dodd
Tour de France 2021 – Stage18 – Wout

Stage 18 – and a view, (finally!) of Wout Van Aert, who is such an accomplished cyclist – he can do anything – with his sights also set on the Olympics soon, but he seems to be able to do anything, from climbing to sprinting and of course, time trialling, this multi-talented Belgian rider is a joy to watch!

Tour de France 2021 - Stage18 - Wout, original watercolour painting Maxine Dodd
Tour de France 2021 – Stage18 – Wout

Stage 18, Wout

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Original watercolour, with pen and ink
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Tour de France 2021 - Stage18 - Follow that man! original watercolour painting Maxine Dodd

Tour de France 2021: Stage 18 – Follow that man!

Tour de France 2021 - Stage17 - Follow that man! original watercolour painting Maxine Dodd
Tour de France 2021 – Stage 17 – Follow that man!

Stage 18 – The last day in the Pyrenees and what a gruelling few days it’s been! Everyone pushed to the absolute limit – Here is a scene reflecting how hot it was and the descent – Jackets flying in the breeze – probably not the best aerodynamics but probably felt very good!

Tour de France 2021 - Stage18 - Follow that man! original watercolour painting Maxine Dodd
Tour de France 2021 – Stage18 – Follow that man!

Stage 18, Follow that man!

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Original watercolour, with pen and ink
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