Saturday, September 26, 2015

Richmond 2015 UCI Worlds: Who's Going to Jump?

The powerful Lizzie Armistead (UK) lead this group of eight up the final climb of the race.  As they rounded the corner onto the finishing straight it seemed that the entire octet was going to come to a complete standstill.  It was beginning to look more like a track race than the end of a 130 kilometer road race.  Each rider was looking at her adversaries trying to see who was about to launch her sprint.  Armistead was in the least favorable position trying to see who was going to open up the sprint for the line.  Following the ongoing aggression of the Dutch women it was Anna Van Der Breggen who made the first move.

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.