Friday, September 25, 2015

Richmond 2015 UCI Worlds: Crushing It

The title of this painting says it all.  Leapfrogging off of the efforts of her teammate, Emma White, Chloe Dygert (Team USA) crushed it on the final scaling of the first of the cobbled climbs.  Dygert was wise enough to use her solo break to find the smoother gutter of the climb saving the charging cobbles, the risk of a puncture or even a fall on the uneven surface.  It was clear with 5 kilometers left to race, no one was going to catch the gold medalist from the individual time trial earlier this week.  And no one did!  The tandem repeated their first and second in the ITT in the same order, each earning another of their respective medals.

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.