Saturday, September 26, 2015

Richmond 2015 UCI Worlds: Swinging Pass Robert

The original break of three changed members and grew with only Jose Luis Rodriguez of Chile left from the first attackers.  Now it is a Colombian, Jhonatan Restrepo tacked onto the back of Eddie Dunbar's wheel, proceed by Gregory Daniel (Team USA).  Leading them all around the statue to Robert E Lee is the Kazakhstan, Oleg Zemlyakov.  Much was made of the wrong-ness of keeping the statues to those who fought on the side of the American Civil War that was pro-slavery.  But then if one removes all evidence of their history, they are doomed to repeat it.

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.