Saturday, September 26, 2015

Richmond 2015 UCI Worlds: The Rising Peloton

The peloton swung off of the main road and started up the cobbled climb of Libbie Hill.  As they made the turn, they passed under the arch announcing where they were.  It seems ironic to me that the climb appeared to be sponsored by Virginia Tourism.  Their slogan is "Virginia Is for Lovers."   I am quite sure that most of the peloton wasn't feeling any love for the roadway beneath there wheels, nor how many times they were going to have to pass under the "lover's sign"

I was tickled that the original of this painting was bought before I had even finished the line work part of the process.  But then it is a pretty strong image that tells the story of the days racing.

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.