Thursday, September 14, 2017

Vuelta, Stage 20: Cabeza de Carrera

It seems only right that I should use a Spanish title for this painting.  Here is Alberto Contador (Trek-Segafredo) on his way to winning his final mountain stage of his racing career.  All along the course the Spanish police have been running along side of him, attempting to keep him safe from the screaming crowds all calling, "Vega, vega!"   In some cases, the police were more dangerous than the spectators, but at least they were trying to control the crowds.  With this display, Contador almost rode onto the final podium, coming up just 20 seconds short of overtaking the man now in third, Ilnur Zakarin.  Contador had started today in fifth, but he had been below 20th overall early in this Vuelta.

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.

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