Bonjour! Stage three was one of my favourites so far. A team time trial, which I always enjoy. What I love is the grace of the team moving as a unit and I love the repetition of the colour. I see great abstract qualities in this event – so these first two sketches reflect that […]Read more "Tour de France 2018: Stage 3 – Cholet to Cholet"
Bonjour! Stage two was another long one, with more tumbles and an exciting win for sprinter, Peter Sagan…. but my picture for this stage, shows one of the Tour’s favourites – Sylvain Chavanel – He rode at the front for much of this stage. It’s his 18th Tour – What an athlete and what a […]Read more "Tour de France 2018: Stage 2 – Mouilleron-Saint-Germain to La Roche-sur-Yon"
Hello! The 105th Tour de France underway and what a contrast to last year’s rain? This year, it’s sunshine all the way – most of Europe in the midst of a heatwave that began in June. This year’s course is very much a French affair – little time spent outside the country and Stage 1 […]Read more "Tour de France 2018: Stage 1 – Noirmoutier-en-l’Île to Fontenay-le-Comte"
Hello! Experimenting with larger sizes and combined materials – This piece was made using a combination of acrylic paint, scraped with card, brush and ink and the colour is a water-soluble pastel. What I love about this medium, is that when the pastel is very wet, it becomes like a paint, giving a great texture. […]Read more "Black, pink and yellow"
Looking forward to 2018 Tour of Yorkshire… let’s hope it stops raining by 3rd May! 🙂 Original watercolour, pen and ink 20 x 20 cm ALL IMAGES COPYRIGHT MAXINE DODDRead more "Coming up – Tour de Yorkshire"
Hello! This picture inspired by my favourite island – Mallorca. At this time of year, the almond blossom is in full bloom and it’s really pretty wherever you go! 🙂 All the paintings are for sale, unless marked ‘SOLD’. Make a note of the title and press this link… Click to buy Thank you! 🙂 […]Read more "Mallorca: Almond times"
Hello! This picture taken from this year’s Vuelta a España. I was really taken with the colour of the trees and earth. It’s great to be reminded of warm sunshine on a December day. Have a great weekend 🙂 All the paintings are for sale (unless marked SOLD) and are priced at £250, (unless marked […]Read more "Steep descent – red earth"