Posted on January 27, 2021
I thought that a little ray of sunshine might be nice to share today. At this time of year, the first cycle race I draw is the weekend Challenge Mallorca event, which takes place over four days, the last weekend in January. This year, it has been postponed until May – fingers crossed, I shall capture it then instead. Here is a picture I made from Stage 1 from 2017, lovely and sunny, the back of the peloton with a team car and the skies so blue…
Have a good Wednesday 🙂
Mallorca Blue Skies – SOLD
This picture is now unvailable to buy
Original watercolour with pen and ink
13.5cm x 14cm / 5.25in x 5.5in
Posted on August 28, 2020
Hello and bonjour! The last day before the start of this year’s Tour de France and another post of some of my favourite images over the years inspired by this great race.
This first set shows the organism that is the peloton, weaving its way through the landscape. Chasing down, pulling back, from every view, the peloton is great to watch…
These images show the landscape itself, so diverse and beautiful…
Next the landscape itself, beautiful and diverse…
Next, the rain! It’s lovely to draw, not so great to ride…
The cities and towns….
The flags and animals…
The last image is of the current champion, Egan Bernal, the great young rider from Colombia. Wishing him and all the riders the very best for a safe and spectacular 2020 race!
Posted on August 25, 2020
Hello and bonjour! Only a few days to go before the start of this year’s Tour de France and another post of some of my favourite images over the years from this great race.
This set shows some team time trials, which is a feature of the race I love to draw. It’s the chance to see the team race as one unit and the best have a lovely rhythm to their riding which is great to watch.
This image of Omega Pharma Quickstep was made during the Team Time Trial in Nice in 2013.
This year’s race returns to Nice and it will be great to see the lovely city and glimpses of the Mediterranean Sea that I personally have missed greatly!
Here are some more of my favourite images and my favourite teams. I hope yours are there too! Have a great Wednesday!
Posted on August 24, 2020
Hello and bonjour! After all that has happened in 2020, it’s hard to believe that this year’s Tour will start at the end of the week.
To whet your appetite, I will share some images that I have made over the years and that I hope you will enjoy…
This first set shows some of the crowds and bystanders who are so much a part of this race. I wonder quite how this will be in 2020?
This is a special favourite, as the photographer in the Hull FC shirt is a pal. I really loved making this one, thank you Mike and Judy, 🙂
I also love to see the fans from all round the world…the Dutch have their own place, a vision of orange, love them!