Saturday, September 26, 2015

Richmond 2015 UCI Worlds: Careful on the Paint

With the light drizzle falling, the wet roads were a bit slick.  But it is the painted strips that can be treacherous on a skinny high pressure racing tire.  The German eased off his speed as he crested the summit of the Governor's Street hill so he didn't slide out on the cross walk stripes.  Tucked on to his wheel was one of the three riders from Ecuador hoping to escape from those laboring up the climb behind.  Without the ability to see their bib numbers nor hear the more informed commentators I simply don't know who these riders are.  Sorry, I try to name everyone I paint.  I am thrilled to see such talented athletes compete and to be inspired to create art from their herculean efforts.

This is an original small watercolor and ink painting that was created using Yarka St. Petersburg watercolors and Steve Quiller brushes from www.richesonart.com.  These paintings are created live while watching the races through a feed provided by the Richmond 2015 Worlds organization.  For two more days, you will be able to watch me create the works live at the Fanfest area at 5th and Marshall Streets near the finish line.  You can also purchase either the originals or one of two different sizes of prints while you are there, or later at www.richmond.com.