Wednesday, March 16, 2016

Tirreno-Adriatico Final Stage: Under Escort

Jean Christophe Peraud (Ag2r La Mondiale) rode a hard time trial, although not fast enough to move himself up on the general classification.  As he approached the final couple of hundred meters of the course, the foreshortening of the camera made it appear as though he was drafting off of the police motorcycling that was ensuring that no one was in his way.  Peraud represents the renaissance of French cycling, one that has been further glorified by the stellar team time trial of FDJ to start Tirreno-Adriatico.

This is a small original watercolor and ink painting that was created using Yarka St. Petersburg watecolors and Steve Quiller brushes both from  In addition, this painting is available from my artist website at  To purchase this original work of art, just follow the direct link at the end of this post.

Plus, please be sure to check out my newest book, Art of Cycling: Richmond 2015 UCI Road World Championships.  The book is complied from my live paintings of the 2015 Championships here in my hometown of Richmond, Virginia along with my blogposts serving as the rough draft for the text of the book.