Friday, May 19, 2017

Giro, Stage 13: The Long Way Around

Fernando Gaviria (Quickstep) had to go the long way around his fellow sprinters to take his fourth stage victory in the 100th Giro d'Italia.  He started his sprint boxed in on the right side of the road and managed to get all the way around to the left side to take the win.  They may be some complaining from Caleb Ewan (Orica-Scott), he found himself in a head butting battle with one of Gaviria's teammates which most likely took the tiny Australian sprinter out of his rhythm.  Sam Bennett (Bora-Hansgrohe) grabbed second and it was Jasper Stuyven (Trek-Segafredo) who claimed the last step of the podium. Others who tried to factor in the stage were the aptly named Roberto Ferrari (UAE Team Emirate) and the pilot fish for Bennett, Rudiget Selig (Bora-Hansgrohe).

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.

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: https://www.kickstarter.com/projects/1335072134/art-of-cycling-100th-giro-ditalia.  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. 

The computer gremlins have returned to my website.  Please email me at greigsart@gmail.com to puchase this painting for only $75 USD, shipping extra, and I ship anywhere in the world.