Wednesday, July 8, 2015

Tour de France Stage 5: All for Mark

It is a true testament to the quality of the team spirit of Etixx-Quickstep that one of the two most prized jersey of professional cycling, the Maillot Jaune, was leading out their sprinter, Mark Cavendish.  Just before I painted this, Michal Kwiatkowski (Etixx-Quickstep) rolled off of the front of the pace line wearing the other prized jersey, the Rainbow Stripes of the World Road Racing Championships.  Just ahead of Cavendish, was his long time lead out man, Mark Renshaw.  The quartet of Etixx-Quickstep men were riding away from Astana and the rest of the greatly reduced peloton, not unlike the way Tony Martin claim the Yellow Jersey at the end of Stage 4.

This is a small original watercolor and ink painting that was created using Yarka St. Petersburg watercolors and Steve Quiller brushes from Jack Richeson & Company.  They are a small family run art supply company located in north central United States with incredible high quality supplies for artists and crafters alike.  You can learn more at their website,  This work, and all of my cycling artwork, is available for purchase through my artist website at  To buy this particular painting for only $60 USD, just follow the direct link at the end of this post.  Remember, this is a one of a kind original, so don't delay, once this painting is gone, it is gone!