Saturday, September 26, 2015

Richmond 2015 UCI Worlds: Undampened, but Rather Wet

Without television coverage of the Junior races it has been quite a challenge to get imagery to work from.  Fortunately, I have some very kind friends in the Richmond cycling community who messaged me their photographs since they were out on the course.  This is the peloton chasing the now five man break back up Broad Street and the old CFB Bank building that stands as the lone high rise blocks away from the financial district the marks a typical downtown city area.  I need to figure out what flag this one is, one of seemingly hundreds of international flags being waved enthusiastically all along the course.

The riders and fans alike faced light rain for most of the day, but thankfully, the expected down pours held of while the young men were on course.  With the cobbles and technical nature of the course, rain would have been disastrous.

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.