Saturday, May 30, 2015

Giro Stage 19: Urging Him On

Less than a minute behind Giovanni Visconti (Movistar), Pavel Kotchkov (Katusha) was desperately trying to tag onto the wheel of the Italian.  As they scaled the 12 kilometer climb up the Col Saint Pantaleon, his director sportif leaned way out the window to shout words of encouragement to the laboring Russian.  Kotchkov is one of the few native Russians who is riding the Giro for the Russia based Team Katusha.

This is a small original watercolor and ink painting that was created using Yarka St. Petersburg watercolors and Steve Quiller brushes from Jack Richeson and Company.  They are a small family run art supply company out of Wisconsin with really great art products.  You can learn more about them at  This painting is also available through my artist website for only $50 USD, plus shipping.  The website is  To purchase this particular painting just follow the direct link at the end of this post.

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