Thursday, October 13, 2016

Doha 2016, Men's U23 Road Race: Looking for Their Men

It was a bit chaotic every time the peloton came whizzing through the feed zone.  It seems like the area wasn't long enough leaving every team right on top of one another.  As the urgency went up, and the laps ticked down, the speed at which soigneurs had to detect their riders and pass them what they needed decreased dramatically.  Sometimes with painful results.  Aside from seeing the time trials racing through the desert, this is the first image that truly said we are in the Middle East.  I was struck by the apparent comfort of the traditional Arabic clothing versus the bare skin of both the Canadian and Irish soigneurs.  I am sure both men were not happy with (nor had they ever experienced) such hot, dry air.  And then add standing in the sun on a hot roadway into the mix.

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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