Tuesday, July 17, 2018

Tour, Stage 10: New Polka Dots

All of the climbs in the Tour thus far have been Catagory 4 and 3 climbs, more hills than mountains, but today that all changes.  Over the rest day, the peloton flew down to Annecy to start today in the Alps.  It was Rudy Molard (Groupama-FDJ) who jumped free of the large breakaway to claim the 10 points on offer at the summit of the Col de la Croix Fry.  With those points he took over the virtual Maillot a Pois.  The day includes three more climbs, two catagory 1's and a Haute Catagorie climb of the Montee du plateau des Glieres.  It remains to be seen if Molard will be able to stay away for the next 90 kilometers to take maximum points on all of the remaining summits.  I doubt it, but I would love to see it.

This is the painting from this stage that you can see come to life on You Tube.  Because I realized after doing the line work that I didn't have any water, the tale of the painting is in two parts.

Frist the line, and then the watercolor, once I had some water with which to mix the colors.  Get it? Watercolors!  See I really do love "dad jokes" but then I am one, and a granddad, too.

This is a small 4x6 inch original watercolor painting that is available though my website at www.greigleach.com, or you can simply follow the direct link at the end of this post.  Since it is an original it is first come first served.  The painting was created using Yarka St Petersburg watercolors from Richesonart.com. The work sells for $75 plus shipping. And yes, international shipping is available.

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