Hola! Here’s my last sketch study from the time trial on Stage 1, this time showing Team Sky’s Michal Kwiatowski approaching the line at great speed to take the lead. His team mate Dylan van Baarle had held set a great time early on, but Kwiatowski put in a tremendous time, looking as though he […]Read more "La Vuelta a España -2018: Stage 1 – Kwiatowski riding past the people – study"
Hola! Here’s another study from the time trial on Stage 1, this one an experiment with water soluble pastels on black paper, which gives a great contrast for the colour. The rider is Victor Campenaerts (Lotto-Soudal) who charged to the line with what looked like a combination of determination and brute force to achieve his place on […]Read more "La Vuelta a España -2018: Stage 1 – Campanaerts holds nothing back – study"
Hola! Here’s my next piece based on this year’s Vuelta – another from Stage 1, this time a study of Rohan Dennis waiting to start his time trial. He rode a phenomenal stage – he is a gifted time triallist, along with his team, BMC. The picture shows him calmly waiting to go, but I […]Read more "La Vuelta a España -2018: Stage 1 – Rohan ready to go – study"
Hola! This year’s Tour of Spain got underway in the south, with an individual time trial in the late afternoon. This first sketch shows Team Sky’s Michal Kwiatowski setting out on his ride, against the setting sun. The sun was low in the sky, bathing the city in a golden light – even the sea […]Read more "La Vuelta a España -2018: Stage 1 – Malaga, Bathed in gold"
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"
Hola! Today’s image is taken from Stage 5 and shows something that strikes me every time I see the Mediterranean coastline – the sky and sea are such amazing blues – so intense. The race took a route through these gorgeous colours finishing on a very sharp climb which pushed even the best to their […]Read more "La Vuelta a España -2017: Climbing to the blue"
Hola! This year’s Tour of Spain got underway last weekend with a really absorbing Team Time Trial in the ancient city of Nîmes. My first image is of the team with the magical name ‘Sunweb’ – They put in a great performance, but lost out to eventual stage winners BMC. Here they are riding in afternoon sun…Read more "La Vuelta a España -2017: Sunweb – SOLD"