Monday, May 22, 2017

Giro, Stage 14: Those That Got Away

Finally, these three were allowed to flee the peloton.  But they weren't given much of a leash, never gaining more than two minutes on the attentive peloton behind.  The stage was very flat now, but you and the trio of Natnael Berhane (Dimension Data), Sergey Lagutin (Gazprom-Rusvelo) and Daniel Martinez (Wilier-Triestina) can see the mountians on the horizon.  As describe the announcers at the start of the broadcast, the stage look like a hockey stick on its edge, the blade sticking up in the air.  At that is what the stage will be, a climb up the blade into the thin air of a mountian top finish.

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.