Monday, September 21, 2015

Richmond 2015 UCI Worlds: Against the Clock

Day two of the UCI World Road Racing Championships kicked off with the Women's Junior Time Trial.  Unfortunately for my painting efforts, there was no video coverage of the racing.  Fortunately, I have many cycling fan friends who were able to catch images along the sides of the course.  Thanks to Chris Dunn and Facebook, I was able to paint this of Daria Pikulik of Poland.  She was one of the earlier starters and spent some time in the hot seat chairs were riders sit waiting to discover if they will hold their position on the podium as each subsequent rider finishes her ride.  I actually had the opportunity to meet this 18 year old who was delighted to see this work (she went so far as to sign the back of the painting).

This is a small original watercolor and ink painting that was created using Yarka St. Petersburg watercolors and Steve Quiller brushes from www.richesonart.com.  The paintings are for sale each day at the Downtown Fanfest in the Greater Richmond Convention Center at 5th and Marshall Streets in Richmond, VA.  There are originals and two different sizes of prints being offered for sale starting at $20.00 USD. Eventually, they will be available through www.richmond.com.