Friday, May 26, 2017

Giro, Stage 19: Lighting the Match

Once the chasing group of 11 joined the five up front, the break was just too much for Pierre Rolland (Cannondale-Drapac).  He was the first to ride off the front before the final climb of the day.  With 24 kilometers left to ride today, I am sure he was hoping for a little help.  But you have to start some where.  The base of the climb was only about twelve kilometers away, so soon there would be less an advantage in numbers.

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.