Tour de France 2020: Stage 2 – UAE

This first image from Stage 2 is a study of team UAE – I hope to make a picture of every team over the course of the Tour – Something I don’t believe that I have tried before. See how things go and keep count for me!

Tour de France 2020 - Stage 2: Team UAE, watercolour, pen and ink by Maxine Dodd
Team UAE

Have a great day! 🙂

Tour de France 2020: Stage 1 – Rainy Bend

Third image from Stage 1 – and the last one for now, I promise! This is the Jumbo-Visma team taking an elegant line round an especially wet bend – the crowds out in spite of the rain and brollies held high!

Jumbo-Visma team from Stage 1 TDF2020 on a rainy bend - watercolour pen and ink by Maxine Dodd
Stage 1 – Rainy Bend – Jumbo-Visma

Have a great day! 🙂

Tour de France 2020: Stage 1 – Peloton on the Promenade

Second image from Stage 1 – and one I really enjoyed making – and have been looking forward to making – as it shows the peloton on the Promenade des Anglais in Nice. One of my favourite arists is Raoul Dufy – and this was one of his favourite places. I make no bones about the fact that it is his style that inspires my pictures – in so many ways. His lovely use of colour and line, along with the movement and joie de vivre that his pictures convey – If mine were to come anywhere close, I would be a very happy woman! If you don’t know his pictures, I urge you to have a look, because they will make you smile and bring colour to any dull day!

Stage 1: Peloton on the Promenade, watercolour pen and ink painting by Maxine Dodd
Stage 1: Peloton on the Promenade

Have a great day! 🙂

Tour de France 2013: Stage 4 – Nice to Nice

Bonjour! Welcome to Nice! Fantastic team time trial in the most glamorous setting. What more to say? Exciting racing, Omega Pharma-Quick Step held the lead until Orica GreenEdge pipped them for the win by one second. Agony and ecstasy! Here are my drawings:

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