Saturday, July 23, 2016

Tour, Stage 20: Pulling Them Up the Mountain

The reason I picked this image to paint was primarily for the aesthetics.  I was intrigued by all of the variations of green.  That and it was also a great illustration of what it is to pay your team back for their hard work.  It was a rare sight to see the Maillot Vert on the front of a break away that was climbing a second categorized climb of the day.  Sagan was pulling the breakaway further away from the peloton behind.  The plan was to help his teammate, Romain Kreuziger, climb up the general classification.  I must apologize for getting the colors of the Czech flag out of order.  It should be White, Red, Blue.  Inbetween the Tinkoff riders is Pierre Rolland (Cannondale-Drapac) who had the rather spectacular crash yesterday.  As a testimony to his toughness, he finished the stage yesterday, and came out to the start today.  In case their was any doubt, he confirmed it by getting into the break today.  Following this trio are Thomas De Gendt (Lotto Soudal) and Sergio Henao (Team Sky).

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%202016/2828153-147-224974/PaintingPulling%20Them%20Up%20the%20Mountain%20TdF148-Greig-Leach.html#.V5QOtrgrLIU