Sunday, May 28, 2017

Giro, Final Stage: On a Real Flyer

Jos Van Emden (LottoNL-Jumbo) had been flying well under my radar, in fact I don't think I have encounter him in a race ever before.  He started the day 120 riders behind the Maglia Rosa of Nairo Quintana.  He was also four hours and nearly twenty minutes behind the time of the race leader.  But today, today he was posting the best time at each and every time check, including the most important, the final one.  Now with a time trial, the rider with the best time will sit in the "hot seat" until someone comes along and betters his time.  Van Emden would be waiting a long time for the masters of the discipline to start, let alone finish.  At the end of the day, no one was able to take his seat away from him.

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  This painting and all of my Olympics artwork will be available through my artist website at  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.

With the racing of the 100th Giro d'Italia, I am crowd funding my third cycling art book through Kickstarter.  I could use your support in helping this book get made, please consider backing the project here:  This will be just one of the hundred plus paintings that will be included. With Kickstarter, if there is not a 100% funded, no one is charged a dime, and the project recieves 0% funding.