Sunday, July 17, 2016

Tour, Stage 15: Surging Forward

The other way I enjoy titling my work, is to play about with puns.  It was too tempting to go with "Surging Forward" since the rider to the right of the painting is Serge Pauwels (Dimension Data).  Pauwels is surging forward in this foursome trying to reach the summit of the Col de la Rochette ahead of the others.  Pauwels is getting the jump on Sebastien Reichenbach (FDJ), who is followed by Rafal Majka (Tinkoff) and the French fan favorite, Thomas Voeckler (Direct Energie).  Majka had taken two out of the first three climbs for maximum points and the new leader in the King of the Mountains competition.  The only climb he didn't win thus far went to Voeckler.  A bit of a dick move, since he has very few points in the competition and at that point, Majka needed the maximim.  That kind of a move is one of the reasons he may be a fan favorite, but that opinion is not shared in the peloton.  Missing the successful break of the day was the man in the Maillot a Pois, Thomas De Gendt, so he will be missing his polka dot jersey tomorrow.

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  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.

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