Tuesday, May 23, 2017

Giro, Stage 16: The Top of the Giro

Not only was it a hard day of climbing right after the rest day, the first climb up the Stelvio took the race to the highest point of the 100th Giro d'Italia.  The riders were blessed with a clear, sunny day, but that still left the tempatures low and the snow banks intact.  As Mikel Landa (Sky) cleared the summit of the pass, he zipped up his jacket that had been passed to him moments before.  With the cold air and the incredibly high speed descent, he wanted to keep from getting a chill.  So much of a successful Grand Tour is about keeping yourself healthy and minimizing risk.

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.