Cascading green - Sold

Cascading green – Sold

Tour de France 2014: Stage 7 – Épernay to Nancy

Cascading Green was made from Stage 7 of 2014’s Tour. It was one of the longest stages and passed through some lovely towns and villages by the river Moselle. The peloton rode past this lovely house with tumbling bougainvillea and a cascade of green on the trees lining the road.

It was so pretty, I had to paint it!

Tour de France, cycling, art

Racing Lines Lookback: Blues, reds and yellows! SOLD

Hello! This image from TDF 2017, Stage 2, saw the second wet day on the start of the race, but featured extraordinary work by peloton and breakaway alike. This picture shows a section of the peloton where the teams briefly gathered (if they did but know it!) into a great arrangement of primary colours, blues, reds and yellows… Beautifully done!

Tour de France, cycling, art
Blues, reds and Yellow! SOLD

It’s always been a favourite of mine and I was delighted to show it recently in Oundle at the Canon Gallery, in April.

The painting has sold but lovely to lookback as I feel it is a highlight of my ten years of covering the great race.

Heads down for the win, by Maxine Dodd, SOLD

Heads down for the win! – SOLD

Heads down for the win, by Maxine Dodd, SOLD
Heads down for the win – SOLD

A phenomenal dive to the line from the Tour de France in Paris in 2013. Three sprinters who at the time were among the best of their generation, Marcel Kittel, Andre Greipel and Mark Cavendish – I love the movement and marvel at the way they hurl themselves and their bikes to the line, with heads down – I presume – not being able to see where they are going! Brave indeed!

Marcel Kittel ended his Tour de France in style and finished the stage in three hours, six minutes and 14 seconds.

Amazing!

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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

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Lookback #2: Six Nations 2019 – SOLD

Knock on advantage – Ireland v England

Hello! I have looking back lately, as next year sees the tenth anniversary of launching my blog and website, ‘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 – all of them inspired by sport, movement and fleeting moments. They will be selected at random – just finding pictures I like and sharing again for fun! I am going to categorise them as ‘Racing Lines Lookback’ so they are easy to find.

The second lookback is to Six Nations rugby, Ireland v England from 2019 which seemed appropriate as the teams meet again this weekend – Should be a great game!

Have a great Thursday!

Media: Original watercolour with pen and ink and pastel
Dimensions of the framed painting are as follows 56cm w x 47cm h (22in x 18.5in) and the image within is36cm x 26cm (14in x 10in)

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Stage 21, Paris - On the Champs! Watercolour, pen and ink by Maxine Dodd

Tour de France 2020: Stage 21 – Paris On the Champs! – SOLD

Stage 21, Paris - On the Champs! Watercolour, pen and ink by Maxine Dodd
Stage 21, Paris – On the Champs! SOLD

The race on Stage 21, truly begins when the riders reach the Champs-Élysées, the beautiful avenue that runs up to the Arc de Triomphe, one of the most famous roads in the world.

It is the race for the sprinters, but to see that long peloton disappearing into the distance is incredible. Usually packed with fans at the roadside, it was eerily quiet in 2020, no Norwegian corner and people crowding around, as they should be. However, those there were treated to the fly past by the Patrouille de France, streaming the colours of the nation behind them as the race began in earnest below.

Still magic, still the Champs-Élysées!

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Tour de France 2021 - Stage 6, Cavendish in Green! Original watercolour painting Maxine Dodd - SOLD

Tour de France 2021: Stage 6 – Mark Cavendish in Green – SOLD

Tour de France 2021 - Stage 6, Cavendish in Green! Original watercolour painting Maxine Dodd
Tour de France 2021 – Stage 6, Cavendish in Green! – SOLD

The triumphant Return of the Manx Missile, Mark Cavendish continued today – as he returned to Chateauroux, the scene of his very first victory at the Tour in 2008.

Cavendish claimed his 32nd stage win at the Tour de France moving another step closer to the all-time record of 34 held by Belgian legend Eddy Merckx.

By Stage 13, he took his fourth victory in the 2021 race and his 34rd overall, matching Eddy Merckx’s all-time record of 34 Tour stage wins.

Another fantastic achievement in the Manx man’s remarkable career – What will he do next?


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