The autumn is coming to a close – in parts of the UK, the winter has begun even… Here in Leicestershire, it’s all gone a bit dark and gloomy, damp and murky… So to cheer up a bit, here’s a reminder of the Tour de France, and one of my favourite subjects, a lovely long […]Read more "A winding road…"
Hello! I’m still making work from this year’s Tour – as always such a rich source of inspiration. This image follows the theme of the landscape again. The mountain stages are great favourites and this year, the Alpine stages included a memorable visit to the Alpe d’Huez. I was struck here, by the very decorative […]Read more "Tour de France 2018: Stage 12 – Light in the mountains"
Hello! I like to try and capture the peloton, always very hard to do so many colours, riders, bikes and fans! This is quite a calm image, riders seen from the back at around 101km. Stage 11 was a real turning point in the race, the changing of the guard… For all information about […]Read more "Tour de France 2018: Stage 11 – Leaving Albertville"
Hello! This is another piece reflecting the scenery on this French odyssey. This time the foothills of the Pyrenees – where France meets Spain in spectacular style. I suppose this could be described as the calm before the storm – Stage 16 went well for the riders of the General Classification but today’s stage will […]Read more "Tour de France 2018: Stage 16 – Heading for the High Pyrenees…"
Bonjour! I realised that I haven’t posted much in the way of scenery recently. The Tour de France race shows us some wonderful places as it passes through the country. Stage 15 finished in the ancient city of Carcassonne. Described by Google as ‘a hilltop town in southern France’s Languedoc area’ – It’s an incredible place, […]Read more "Tour de France 2018: Stage 15 – Carcassonne"
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! All the […]Read more "Tour de France 2018: Stage 11 – Getting close…."
Another reflection from an earlier stage – this time Stage 10 following the riders down the mountain. I made this using my new favourite tool – a twig! I’m using this with Indian ink, which gives a permanent line. The paint bounces off it – but the twig gives a great bold line, along with […]Read more "Tour de France 2018: Stage 10 – Coming down the mountain"