Sunday, July 24, 2016

Tour, Final Stage: Curtain Call


As an artist I have worked in quite a few different creative disciplines, one of which was theatre.  I have worked as both a scenic artist and a set designer.  So, this photo op is a familiar activity to me.  I call it the 'curtain call' when all of the actors come out on stage, lock arms and take a bow to the audience.  This is exactly what Chris Froome (Sky) and his supporting cast of riders was doing for the camera and for us.  Well done, Froomie and all of the Sky boys.  This is the fifth Tour that Team Sky has one, they now have it down.  The team changes their team cars, team kit, an apparently their cell phones, replacing all of the usually blue accents with bright yellow ones.

This is a small original watercolor and ink painting that was created using Yarka St. Petersburg watercolors and Steve Quiller brushes from Jack Richeson & Company.  This painting, along with all of my cycling art, is available through my artist website at www.greigleach.com.  While you are on the site, be sure to check out my other works of art and my two cycling books.  To purchase this particular painting, just follow the direct link at the end of this post.  Bear in mind that this is a one of a kind original and once it is gone, it is gone.

Be sure to check out my second cycling art book, Art of Cycling: Richmond 2015 UCI Road World Championships, available online or through your local book seller.

To buy this painting, follow this link:

http://www.greigleach.com/large-multi-view/Tour%20de%20France%202016/2828426-155-224974/PaintingCurtain%20Call%20TdF156-Greig-Leach.html#.V5Uwt7grLIU