Saturday, September 26, 2015

Richmond 2015 UCI Worlds: Holding for Victory

The order of the previous painting was flipped when the trio hit the line.  Kevin Ledonis had countered his teammates move on the final cobbled climb up 23rd Street leaving both Simone Consonni (Italy) and his countryman, Anthony Turgis (France) behind.  Ledonis put everything he had into getting up the final climb up to the finishing false flat straight to the line.  As he faded from the effort with the finish line in site the entire crowd in the Fanfest held their collective breaths as the Italian chased from behind.  Stuck to Consonni's wheel was Turgis ready to bounce (if he could) should the Italian get to his fading compatriot.  In the end it was Ledonis who attempted to raise his arms in victory, but he struggled with his bike just as he had struggled to hold off the charging Italian.

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.