Wednesday, May 13, 2015

Giro Stage 5: Checking the Map

Every team is provided with a race "Bible" that will describe each stage in detail.  For Silvan Dillier, the most important detail is the elevation map of the final climb up to Abetone.  While each rider has a small index card version of the map, Dillier took the opportunity to go over the map with his Director Sportif in the following team car.  After I painting this, I saw him checking his small map several times.  I think he was hoping he could make the climb disappear.

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 lovely family run business that has incredible art supplies for professionals and hobbyist alike.  In addition, this painting (and all of my cycling art) is available for purchase through my artist website at  To purchase this particular painting, just follow the direct link at the end of this post.  And, yes, international shipping is available.