Wednesday, September 23, 2015

Richmond 2015 UCI Worlds: The Final Kilometer

Aude Biannic (France) pushes as hard as she can up the false flat towards the end of her effort.  As she swung off of the short brutal climb within the last kilometer she had to be thinking that was the end of the climbing, but the course rises all the way to the line.  That fact has dashed the hopes of a number of riders that felt like that were in with a chance when that turned onto the final approach.  I was proud to see how many of my fellow Richmonders were out lining nearly every kilometer of the course cheering riders from around the world.

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.  What is unusual about this race for me is that I am painting it live at the Fanfest area, sitting directly across form the podium and the hot seats where the well placed finishers await the final verdict of the clock.  You can come watch me paint there, or watch it on a live stream at www.richmond.com.  The works are available as originals or two different size prints at Fanfest, or later at www.richmond.com.