Saturday, September 26, 2015

Richmond 2015 UCI Worlds: Tooling Along Dock Street

The Elite Women know a bit more about what it takes to win a race that covers just under 130 kilometers, step one, don't waste energy.  The peloton tooled around the flatter sections of the 16.2 k course.  At this point they are on the flat Dock Street closing in on the sharp left hander that will lead them up to the cobbles of the now infamous Libbie Hill.  Over their collective shoulders towers the high rises of downtown Richmond, VA and two their right are the elevated train trestles of the main north/south eastern railroad lines.  It is fun to realize that these champions of the sport are riding down roads that I ride nearly every week.  The pace they are seemingly coasting along at would be me riding flat out.

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.