Super match on Saturday between Leicester City and Man Utd - Here's my first image, Kelechi Iheanacho taking the ball from Paul Pogba... Great stuff!
Waves II, North Mallorca coastWaves I, North Mallorca coastWaves of Mallorca, I and II We have just returned from a visit to Mallorca, the North East coast at the foot of the Tramuntana mountains. It’s a landscape that never fails to inspire me. Usually tranquil, the sea this time was rough and stormy at times, … Continue reading Waves of North Mallorca
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Tour of Britain 2021: Stage 2 - Deep shadows The Tour of Britain crossed the border to Devon in glorious autumn sunshine. A real scorcher! Very beautiful course, especially through Dartmouth and finishing in Exeter. Just to remind us how lovely the UK is when the sun shines! I loved making this image, as the … Continue reading Tour of Britain 2021: Stage 2, Deep shadows
Tour of Britain 2021: Stage 1 - Cornwall The Tour of Britain began today in Cornwall, visiting the county (country?) for the first time. It’s an incredible part of the UK, independent and unruly, characteristics echoed by the course, which ran along impossibly narrow lanes, steep climbs and sudden twists. The crowds were fantastic and … Continue reading Tour of Britain 2021: Stage 1, Cornwall
Coming to Wrexham, Tour of Britain The Tour of Britain is one of my favourite races - not surprising really! Like any race on 'home' territory, for a fan, it's lovely to see star riders from your own country alongside top teams and riders from across the world. When they come past your own front … Continue reading Tour of Britain: Coming to Wrexham
Olympics 2021 - Gymnastics: Vault Hello! The Olympic Games began in Tokyo last weekend - I confess that I have just been watching so far - taking it all in and resting after the work around the Tour de France. For the first few days, it almost feels like a bombardment of sport, I rather … Continue reading Olympic Games 2021 – Vault
Tour de France 2021 - Stage 21 - The Arc Stage 21, Paris. The flag that flies suspended from the arch of the Arc du Triomphe, is a favourite element of the Paris stage, as is the monument at the top of the Champs Elysee itself. It’s great to see the peloton hurtling round this … Continue reading Tour de France 2021: Stage 21 – The Arc
Tour de France 2021 - Stage 21 - On Wout's wheels Stage 21 - Paris, and the one where Mark Cavendish breaks Merckx’s record and wins 35 stages….but sadly the fairytale finish wasn’t to be. The stage began well, but towards the climax, Cavendish became separated from his lead out man, and instead took up … Continue reading Tour de France 2021: Stage 21 – Wout’s wheels
Tour de France 2021 - Stage 20, Tadej waits Stage 20 - Tadej waits to start his time trial. He is in yellow and has been for so much of the race. He has made a remarkable start to his career, raced two Tours de France and won them both, not to mention his other … Continue reading Tour de France 2021: Stage 20 – Tadej waits
Tour de France 2021 - Stage18 - Pretty town Another little study from Stage 18 that I like because of the peloton taking a bend, always love to see it and draw it - This town was attractive too, very French even down to the 'Tabac' sign - beautiful! Tour de France 2021 - Stage18 … Continue reading Tour de France 2021: Stage 18 – Pretty Town
Tour de France 2021 - Stage18 - A Little study Stage 18 - A little study from Stage 18 that I like because of the flag - It shows a breakaway with riders from B & B Hotels, with a glimpse of Julian Alaphilippe behind Tour de France 2021 - Stage18 - Little study Stage … Continue reading Tour de France 2021: Stage 18 – A little study
Tour de France 2021 - Stage18 - Wout Stage 18 - and a view, (finally!) of Wout Van Aert, who is such an accomplished cyclist - he can do anything - with his sights also set on the Olympics soon, but he seems to be able to do anything, from climbing to sprinting and of … Continue reading Tour de France 2021: Stage 18 – Wout
Tour de France 2021 - Stage 17 - Follow that man! Stage 18 - The last day in the Pyrenees and what a gruelling few days it's been! Everyone pushed to the absolute limit - Here is a scene reflecting how hot it was and the descent - Jackets flying in the breeze - probably … Continue reading Tour de France 2021: Stage 18 – Follow that man!
Tour de France 2021 - Stage17 - Col du Portet Stage 17 was a complicated one with lots going on - especially at the end - and yes, I'm still working on those images! Here though, is a little panorama that I quite liked which shows a lot of polka dots as the King of … Continue reading Tour de France 2021: Stage 17 – Col du portet
Tour de France 2021 - Stage17 - Bastille Day Stage 17 was a complicated one with lots going on - especially at the end - I'm still working on that! However, the stage also fell on Bastille Day and this image was lovely to make because two French riders from two French teams lead the … Continue reading Tour de France 2021: Stage 17 – Bastille Day
Tour de France 2021 - Stage16 - David Gaudu David Gaudu (Groupama-FDJ) ahead of Sonny Colbrelli (Bahrain Victorious) working so hard to keep the distance - a brilliant descender and very exciting to watch.. I applied oil pastel here to add highlights and emphasis - Lovely gooey material with all the quality of oil. Tour … Continue reading Tour de France 2021: Stage 16 – David Gaudu
Tour de France 2021 - Stage16 - Cobrelli pursues Sonny Colbrelli (Bahrain Victorious) in pursuit of David Gaudu (Groupama-FDJ) flying down a treachorous wet road - Colbrelli edged out Michael Matthews in the sprint but still not quite enough to catch Mark Cavendish for Green - yet. Cavendish survives these mountain stages - but Colbrelli … Continue reading Tour de France 2021: Stage 16 – Colbrelli pursues
Tour de France 2021 - Stage16 - Pyrenees mist Possibly a more honest title would be Pyrenees deluge - it was very wet in the mountains yesterday. It was a long stage, with many facets to the racing - I chose to have a more experimental day artistically - by introducing oil pastel here and … Continue reading Tour de France 2021: Stage 16 – Pyrenees Mist
Tour de France 2021 - Stage 15 -Flying down! Some wonderful descending on show in this stage, as well as gruelling climbing at other times... Here is some wonderful descending by a trio which included Guillaume Martin his Cofidis colleague, Rubén Fernández and Mattia Cattaneo of Deceuninck Quick Step - Martin gave it everything but … Continue reading Tour de France 2021: Stage 15 – Flying down!
Tour de France 2021 - Stage15 - Big peloton heading for Andorra Lovely to make the posts and images from the Pyrenees and this one the way to Andorra, a favourite place - we used to go to ski in the winter, but not for a while - probably the knees wouldn't be up to … Continue reading Tour de France 2021: Stage 15 – Heading for Andorra
Tour de France 2021 - Stage 14, Solo win! Bauke Mollema The stage was taken in fine solo style by popular and talented rider Bauke Mollema - the Dutchman broke away from the rest of the breakaway group with 42km to go and won his second Tour stage with over a minute clear, a lovely … Continue reading Tour de France 2021: Stage 14 – Solo win! Bauke Mollema
Tour de France 2021 - Stage 14, Poursuivants Here is the group again, from the back - and against the light (contre-jour), which I love! Just played with the light and colour here and let the paint do its thing! You can see how the electric pink of Higuita's jersey 'ran' to the left - … Continue reading Tour de France 2021: Stage 14 – Poursuivants
Tour de France 2021 - Stage 14, The Higuita Group Another group which featured today included Sergio Higuita, Guillaume Martin, Patrick Konrad, Louis Meintjes, Bauke Mollema and Omar Fraile - A strong band of climbers.
Tour de France 2021 - Stage 14, The Musketeer The first stage heading towards the Pyrenees - a tough four days ahead, no doubt. The pace is high, starting at the beginning with this man, Julian Alaphilippe - one of my favourites - He rides with great style and flair. Something of a swashbuckling approach, … Continue reading Tour de France 2021: Stage 14 – The Musketeer
Tour de France 2021 - Stage13, No 34 - Legend! Mark Cavendish - Sold This is a first response to Stage 13, which saw Mark Cavendish take his 34th stage win. It was not an easy victory - and very tight and technical all along - I have so many pictures I want to make … Continue reading Tour de France 2021: Stage 13 – No34 – Legend! Mark Cavendish – Sold
Tour de France 2021 - Stage 12, Win! Nils Politt With all the beautiful scenery and scent of lavender, it's important to remember that there is a race on! The stage was won by Nils Politt who took a solo victory, while Tadej Pogacar retained the leader's yellow jersey. Politt broke away clear with 12km … Continue reading Tour de France 2021: Stage 12 – Win! Nils Politt
Tour de France 2021 - Stage12, Summer skies and the scent of lavender The last scenic painting for now but I really couldn't resist this view - No mistaking where this is at all! We always think, traditionally, of sunflowers with the Tour de France - and of course, with good reason, but to suddenly … Continue reading Tour de France 2021: Stage 12 – Summer skies and the scent of lavender
Tour de France 2021 - Stage12, A jagged overhang The route on Stage 12, passed through some remarkable landscapes - it may have been classed as a 'flat' stage but the road carved through some huge rock formations and tunnels - such as this one. To see the peloton streaking through underneath was incredible - … Continue reading Tour de France 2021: Stage 12 – A jagged overhang
Tour de France 2021 - Stage12, A beautiful day! After the drama of Mont Ventoux, Stage 12, seemed to be a day when the peloton took control and everyone slowed down a bit! Who could blame them? Here is a gorgeous scene, typical Tour, with a lovely peloton, a beautiful day, a flag and a … Continue reading Tour de France 2021: Stage 12 – A beautiful day!