Monday, May 22, 2017

Giro, Stage 15: Spiraling Down

The descent off of the Selvino was fast and technical.  Riders will enter the hairpin turns carrying as much speed as possible, brake hard, and then accelerate back up to speed as they exit the turn.  Some riders are gifted (or fearless) at descending, others, not so much.  Jose Goncalves (Katusha-Alpecin) and Michal Schlegel (CCC Sprandi Polkowice) were playing follow the leader as they picked their line through the turns on the tail end of the peloton.

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.

http://www.greigleach.com/large-multi-view/100th-Giro-dItalia/2970714-98-235247/PaintingSpiraling-Down-G17-106.html