Where are they? by Maxine Dodd, SOLD

‘Racing Lines: Le Tour’ teams, riders and racing…

Hello! It’s been an enjoyable process selecting work for ‘Racing Lines: Le Tour’, I find that the pictures remind me of the races quite vividly – just as photos do. This week’s preview highlights some of the racing itself, the teams, the time trials, the sprint for the line and the long and winding peloton. Have a great weekend, here are my drawings:

Splash! by Maxine Dodd

‘Racing Lines: Le Tour’ another glimpse…

Hello! Following last week’s post featuring pictures for my exhibition, here is another group from last year’s Tour. I chose these because they feature the crowds who line the course, giving atmosphere and support to the riders. These devotees turn out in all weathers and all terrains to follow the race. They carry flags, wear daft clothes, make bunting, dress up their livestock, write slogans on the road, make bikes out of haybales – anything and everything to make the most fleeting of glimpses of this great race a great spectacle. The race wouldn’t be the same without them. Here are my drawings:

SOLD - Heading for Holmfirth, by Maxine Dodd SOLD

‘Racing Lines: Le Tour’

Hello! I’m in the process of choosing work for my exhibition which opens at the end of June. Over next few weeks, I thought I would run a series of posts featuring some of the pictures that you’ll be able to see. This first collection is based around the first four stages of last year’s Tour de France, set in England and France. They are linked thematically but I’ve grouped them also because they were made in a wide panorama format. I love this paper because it ‘pushes’ the composition to an extra width and reduced height that a conventional landscape paper doesn’t give. See what you…

Garden Perspectives: JGallery, Moulton, Northamptonshire

Hello! I’m so excited to say that my large oil painting ‘Window on our Garden’ has been accepted into the exhibition,‘Garden Perspectives’ at jGallery in Moulton Northamptonshire. The exhibition runs from 15th May until 15th June, please check the website for opening times. Click on the link for details gardeninviteMD and jGallery’s website http://www.jgallery.org.uk. Hope to see you there! Here is my painting…  

Cycling art, tour de france

20 Stages – Exhibition

I’m delighted to say that a collection of my watercolours from the Tour de France will be available exclusively from the jGallery, 25 West Street, Moulton, Northampton. The exhibition runs from 3rd August to 30th September. jGallery is the perfect venue and the paintings look stunning in this lovely setting. Here’s a preview of some paintings on show. Exhibition details on www.jgallery.org.uk  – See my Tour de France blogs from prologue through to Paris