Saturday, September 10, 2016

Tour of Britain, Stage 7a: Perhaps His Last

Bradley Wiggins (Team Wiggins) took to the start house for perhaps his last professional individual time trial in Bristol.  The Sir Bradley Wiggins is famous throughout the world both on the road and on the track, but has decided it is time to hang up his competitive road bike (and TT bike).  Later this year he will race his last track event, also on home soil.  Before creating Team Wiggins, Wiggins road for Team Sky - notice the Team Sky flag laid over the barrier.  It wasn't until I was painting this piece that I noticed that the flag is strikingly similar to the "thin blue line" that celebrates the police forces position in society.  I enjoy the guy astride his mountain bike getting a shot of what is most likely his cycling hero.

This is a small watercolors and ink painting measuring just 4"x6" and was created using Yarka St. Petersburg watercolors and Steve Quiller brushes from www.richesonart.com.  This painting and all of my Olympics artwork will be available through my artist website at www.greigleach.com.  To purchase this particular painting just follow the direct link at the end of this post.  It is only $75 USD and international shipping is available.

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