Saturday, May 13, 2017

Giro, Stage 8: Smiling for the Cameras

It was Gorka Izaguirre (Movistar) who raised his arms for the cameras at the line.  As I was painting this I was reminded of the Bahrain-Merida who raised his arms at the start of the bell lap earlier in the race.  What was missing then was the phalanx of cameras just across the line that are now staring back at Izaguirre clicking away.  Movistar have bigger plans than just a stage win, but there are 22 teams in the race and only 21 stages available for victories.  Thus far Bora-Hansgrohe, Lotto Soudal, Quickstep and Orica-Scott have wins, so Movistar was pleased to add their name to the list.

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 start of the Giro d'Italia, I am crowd funding my third cycling art book through Kickstarter.  I could use your support in making this book get made, please consider supporting the project here:  This will be just one of the hundred plus paintings that will be included.