Friday, September 25, 2015

Richmond 2015 UCI Worlds: Riding in Richmond

We have had the honor of hosting the young lady on the back of the second group on the road, Skye Davidson of Zimbabwe.  When I showed the work to Skye and her mother, Skye was able to identify where she was on the course (Libbie Hill), who the riders from New Zealand and Canada were, and just how much pain she was in trying to hold the wheel of the Kiwi rider just in front of her.  It is stunning just how relax and comfortable she has been since racing today.  I am sure I would be writhing in pain with leg cramps.  Ah, youth...

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.