Saturday, May 13, 2017

Giro, Stage 8: Turning for Home

It was Gorka Izaguirre (Movistar) who had the legs for the climb up to the line.  He had taken a tighter line on the sharp corner that came just inside the flame rouge than Valerio Conti (UAE Team Emirates) and was therefore able to avoid the Italian when he slid out in the corner.  Izaguirre was able to press on the advantage he gained on those who were slowed by the crash.  Behind him, Luis Leon Sanchez (Astana) and Giovanni Visconti (Bahrain-Merida) struggled to get back on terms with the Movistar rider.

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 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: 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.

http://www.greigleach.com/large-multi-view/100th-Giro-dItalia/2966242-55-235247/PaintingTurning-for-Home-G17-56.html