Monday, September 28, 2015

Richmond 2015 UCI Worlds: Untitled

I was no less excited than everyone watching on the roads of Richmond, across the world on the television or in the Convention Center with me, to watch Peter Sagan make his move stick up the final climb of Governor's Street and along the berserk cycling fans lining the false flat to the line.  So excited with his victory that I neither signed not title this painting.  I was surprised to not see one of Sagan's creative and jubilant victory salutes.  He had plenty of time to celebrate the moment leaving the rest of the charging peloton 3 seconds down the road.  Perhaps is 6 second place finishes in the Tour de France had left him wanting to make sure the victory was his before he celebrated.

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.  The works were done live in the middle of the Fanfest area across from the awards podium as the racing was going on.  Prints and the originals will be available before very long at www.richmond.com (the website of the Richmond Times Dispatch newspaper).