Friday, March 28, 2014

Volta Catalunya Stage 5: Two Away

After two days of high mountain climbs, cold rain, snow the racers were blessed with sunshine and a relatively flat stage.  However they spent the day in pretty stiff winds, most of them headwinds.  I went out for a ride myself and hit very stiff head winds, too, and you end of working as hard as you can yet feel like you are barely moving.  Even with those conditions a large break got away, with these two, Marcus Burghardt (BMC) and Georg Preidler (Giant Shimano) slipping off of the larger group trying to beat the odds and the peloton.  This is an original watercolor and ink postcard that has been created using Yarka St. Petersburg watercolors and Steve Quiller brushes from  Also, this painting and all of my cycling works are available from my artist website at  For this particular painting you can follow the direct link at the end of this post.