Thursday, September 24, 2015

Richmond 2015 UCI Worlds: Looking for Speed!

The three time former World Time Trial Champion, Tony Martin, was the odds on favorite for the day, but almost from the start it didn't seem like it was going to be his day.  I talked with a friend and journalist who had been at the pre-race press conference who said that he seem nervous and unfocused, like he knew he wasn't on his top form.  It was only two months ago when he crashed out of the Tour de France while wearing the Maillot Jaune.  Yet another new friend pointed out that Tony Martin was going through surgery when most riders were well into training for the Worlds.  By the end of the day, Martin had dropped all of the way down to 7th place, not the result he or most of the cycling fans around the world were hoping for.

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.  In addition this painting is available along with two different sizes of prints in the Richmond Convention Center just a block away from the finish line of every race of the UCI World Road Racing Championships.  Just come look for me directly across from the awards podium.  Plus you can find a live stream of my painting the works at www.richmond.com were the paintings will soon be available for purchase.