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! 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 – Welcome to Sunday! I’ve had to pause my Tour de France work for one reason and another – resuming next week all being well, but I have been working on pictures inspired by my garden….Read more "Glad all over!"
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"