Wednesday, May 24, 2017

Giro, Stage 17: Going Through Town

The small town at the base of the final climb of the day (well, final catagorized climb) was all decked out for the arrivial of the 100th Giro d'Italia.  The first to ride under the arch in the center of town was Matej Mohoric (UAE Team Emirates).  The "pennant man" was there to make sure the riders knew which way to go, and just how dangerous it might be.  The cobbles and narrow street didn't help the safety factor, and add to that the speed they were carrying off the mountain.  However, the fans partying in town were treated to some great racing and fortunately, no crashes either.

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.