Tuesday, May 23, 2017

Giro, Stage 16: Leading Them Down

The trip down the back side of the Passo del Stelvio was a fast as it was slow on the way up.  It could be argued that the hairpin turns are just as difficult going up as they are going down as well.  The main difference is that if you blow it on the way down you can get very seriously hurt. Andrey Amador (Movistar) was the first one down the backside of the mountain, braking hard into the turns and then sprinting back out the other side.

The cycling fan (and cyclist) photographing on the inside of the corner will need a very fast shutter speed to capture anything other than a blur of color given the speed of the peloton's descent.

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.