Friday, May 5, 2017

Giro, Stage 1: Plenty of Time

The peloton had let those up the road get just over seven minutes before they began to reel them back in.  While it seems like a lot of time, this was going to be a day for the sprinters.  A day that will reward the Maglia Rosa to whomever crosses the line first in Olbia on the island of Sardinia.  As they ride along the coast, the time keepers keep them informed of the gap from the back of a motorcycle.  I wonder just how much time the peloton had to enjoy the beautiful scenery.

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 start of the Giro d'Italia, I am crowd funding my third cycling art book through Kickstarter.  I could use your support in making this book get made, please consider supporting the project here:  This will be just one of the hundred plus paintings that will be included.