Aintree Grand National, The Start – Sold

Aintree - Grand National, The Start - SOLD, original watercolour painting Maxine Dodd
Aintree - Grand National, The Start - SOLD, original watercolour painting Maxine Dodd
Aintree – Grand National, The Start – SOLD

The excitement of this race – a classic – everyone holds their breath!

Original watercolour with pen and ink



Aintree - Grand National, The Start - SOLD, original watercolour painting Maxine Dodd
Aintree – Grand National, The Start – SOLD

Aintree Grand National, The Start- SOLD

Original watercolour with pen and ink

20cm x 20cm (8in x 8in) image only

SOLD

Tour de France 2021: Stage 13 – No34 – Legend! Mark Cavendish – Sold

Tour de France 2021 - Stage13, No 34 - Legend! Mark Cavendish, original watercolour painting Maxine Dodd
Tour de France 2021 - Stage13, No 34 - Legend! Mark Cavendish, original watercolour painting Maxine Dodd
Tour de France 2021 – Stage13, No 34 – Legend! Mark Cavendish – Sold

This is a first response to Stage 13, which saw Mark Cavendish take his 34th stage win. It was not an easy victory – and very tight and technical all along – I have so many pictures I want to make from this stage, but football and the Pyrenees are calling, but this image is the first that I am pleased to publish – What a brilliant win!

Incredible – the best sprinter of all time!

Please note, this painting is now sold

Tour de France 2021: Stage 10 – A beautiful leadout, No.33 for Cavendish – SOLD

Tour de France 2021 - Stage 10, A beautiful leadout, original watercolour by Maxine Dodd
Tour de France 2021 - Stage 10, A beautiful leadout, original watercolour by Maxine Dodd
Tour de France 2021 – Stage 10, A beautiful leadout – Sold

Something in the air…. definitely proved to be right – The crosswinds blew, the echelons formed, but the Deceuninck–Quick-Step team protected their missile, ready for the perfect leadout by Michael Mørkøv – all of them rode their hearts out, taking turns for him. Michael Mørkøv and Mark Cavendish are the dream combination and once launched, the Missile fired home – to Stage win No.33!

So close now… He must do it!

Please note – this painting has now sold

The Bougainvillea Villa – SOLD

Mallorca, art, vacation
Mallorca, art, vacation
The Bougainvillea Villa – SOLD

This house is so pretty, just a joy to paint – It will be lovely to see it again one day soon…

Mallorca, art, vacation
The Bougainvillea Villa – SOLD

The Bougainvillea Villa – SOLD

This picture is now unavailable

Original watercolour with pen and ink

13.5cm x 14cm / 5.25in x 5.5in


Mallorca -Blue Skies – Sold

Mallorca Blue Skies – Sold

I thought that a little ray of sunshine might be nice to share today. At this time of year, the first cycle race I draw is the weekend Challenge Mallorca event, which takes place over four days, the last weekend in January. This year, it has been postponed until May – fingers crossed, I shall capture it then instead. Here is a picture I made from Stage 1 from 2017, lovely and sunny, the back of the peloton with a team car and the skies so blue…

Have a good Wednesday 🙂

Mallorca, Blue Skies - SOLD
MalloMallorca, Blue Skies – SOLD

Mallorca Blue Skies – SOLD

This picture is now unvailable to buy

Original watercolour with pen and ink

13.5cm x 14cm / 5.25in x 5.5in

Unframed

Are you ready? SOLD

SOLD

Still on the easel, but ready to go!

This is another foray into acrylic, which I have enjoyed using for a change. I have found them difficult in the past but have discovered that I have been using them incorrectly! I have always used a tiny amount of medium with a lot of water.

This is bad for the paint which can ‘split’. It is a polymer, so needs the medium to stretch the paint and allow it to flow. I now use plenty of medium with very little water and it works so well.*

This painting is the result of this learning, so it was great to make it!

Postscript 1/11/19 – I’m delighted to report that ‘Getting ready’ has now sold.


* Footnote: Advice on the subject of acrylic medium from Winsor & Newton:

Tips on using acrylic mediums

Tour de France 2018: Stage 11 – Getting close – SOLD

cycling art, tour de france, Stage 11 - Getting close... Thomas and Froome

Much of the focus of this year’s race has been on these two riders – Chris Froome and, from this stage onwards, Geraint Thomas. Fantastic riding from them both and Thomas took the Yellow Jersey just a few seconds after this… I dare not say anymore as the finish is so close now!

cycling art, tour de france, Stage 11 - Getting close... Thomas and Froome
Stage 11 – Getting close… Thomas and Froome – SOLD – This picture is now unavailable to buy

La Vuelta a España -2017: Sunweb – SOLD

Cycling, La Vuelta, Vuelta 2017,

Hola! This year’s Tour of Spain got underway last weekend with a really absorbing Team Time Trial in the ancient city of Nîmes. My first image is of the team with the magical name ‘Sunweb’ – They put in a great performance, but lost out to eventual stage winners BMC.  Here they are riding in afternoon sun… 

Cycling, La Vuelta, Vuelta 2017, Sunweb – SOLD