Monday, May 22, 2017

Giro, Stage 14: Looking Back

Nairo Quintana (Movistar) looks back over his shoulder as he rounds a hairpin turn on his way up to Oropa.  Quintana had jumped off the front of the peloton in hoping to grab back time on the Maglia Rosa of Tom Dumoulin (Team Sunweb).  Quintana was in second place overall, but would much prefer to pull back on the leader's pink jersey that he wore for one day already.  The climb was lined with fans cheering on their heros and drinking a bit of beer and wine.  Today was the first time I have ever notice port-o-johns set up along the roadside.  Seems a lot better than what I thought normally happens on these days.

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.