cycling art, tour de france, bmc

Tour de France 2018: Stage 3 – Cholet to Cholet

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 interest. One is more literal, I think it’s the Mitchelton-SCOTT team, but I was playing with the colour a bit, so not quite sure!  The other is definitely BMC, as I wrote it on the page! When I work like this, I enter a bit…

cycling art, tour de france, maxine dodd, sylvain chavanel

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 hero!       All the paintings are for sale (unless marked SOLD).  Click to buy Thank you! 🙂  For full details, please visit Picture Info  

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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 began in the Vendée region, by the coast, with its gorgeous light. Sprinters stages, these first few, so hopes all set for the main men. A surprise all round then, when the stage was taken convincingly by Colombian star Fernando Gaviria of Quickstep Floors –…

cycling art, Black, pink, yellow

Black, pink and yellow

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.  Have a good Monday! 🙂    

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Tour de France 2017: Brilliant Barguil!

Hello! What a fantastic day in the Pyrenees! Phenomenal climbing, followed by fabulous descents and a breathtaking finish by the present King of the Mountains, Warren Barguil – A great way to celebrate Bastille Day!  Brilliant! All the paintings are for sale (unless marked SOLD) and are priced at £250, (unless marked otherwise). Make a note of your favourite and press this link! Click to buy Thank you! 🙂  For full details, please visit Picture Info

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Tour de France 2017: Shady sprint

Hello! This image shows the intermediate sprint from Stage 7 – The peloton coming into view in the bright sunshine while the speedy boys were up the front gaining valuable Green Jersey points. The colours were softened by the shade and the long shadows from the trees. Shady sprint All the paintings are for sale (unless marked SOLD) and most are priced at £250, (unless marked otherwise). Make a note of your favourite and press this link! Click to buy Thank you! 🙂  For full details, please visit Picture Info

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Tour de France 2017: Heading for La Planche des Belles Filles

Hello! Another scene from this lovely stage – this time showing team BMC riding past the fans lining the route through the trees…. and one of the many huge flags they bring along! Have a great weekend! All the paintings are for sale (unless marked SOLD) and most are priced at £250, (unless marked otherwise). Make a note of your favourite and press this link! Click to buy Thank you! 🙂  For full details, please visit Picture Info