Tour de France 2018: Julian Alaphilippe – Study in blue, black and yellow

Bonjour! Breaking with the routine a bit – This piece is inspired by the French rider Julian Alaphilippe who put in a storming performance on Stage 10. Left everyone behind! This image is mixed media – combining watercolour, ink with pen, brush and twig – as well as a little gouache.  It’s drying at the moment, […]

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Tour de France 2018: Stage 2 – Mouilleron-Saint-Germain to La Roche-sur-Yon

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 […]

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Tour de France 2018: Stage 1 – Noirmoutier-en-l’Île to Fontenay-le-Comte

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 […]

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