In this image I have used a mixture of charcoal, oil pastel and water based oils. I wanted to keep the image loose capturing the riding rather than the details of the riders. I find the team work on these races impressive. Without the team Froome would not be in the yellow jersey. Chris Froome and the Boys
An eventful stage 9 of the 104th Tour de France saw the victory of Colombia’s Rigoberto Uran in Chambéry after a fierce battle in three Hors-Category climbs. In a 6-man sprint including yellow jersey holder Chris Froome, the Cannondale-Drapac rider took his revenge over Frenchman Warren Barguil who deprived him of a highly awaited success in stage 16 of the 2013 Vuelta a España at Aramon-Formigal. Robert Gesink, Geraint Thomas and Richie Porte successively abandoned after different falls.
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I think the atmosphere of the race can’t be described and here I have abstracted the riders and the spectators to give a feeling of the race.
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Vesoul / Troyes I drew the winner of the first sprint Marcel Kittel in Liege. He repeated the feat in stage 6 to make it two in Troyes. It was a very different scenario this time as the German, perfectly led-out by his team, surged in the last 150 metres. I have homered him in oils today. I kept the image loose and fast too show the dynamic nature of the race. The blurred background would not be important and the other riders fade away.Oil Painting on specialist oil paper. 50 x 70cm sold unframed and dispatched in a tube https://garthbayley.co.uk/collections/cycling/products/kittel-makes-it-two-in-troyes-_-tour-de-france-stage-6
Source: Kittel makes it two in Troyes -TDF2017
Astana’s Fabio Aru soloed to victory at La Planche des belles filles. He has taken this crown from Froome who now wears the yellow jersey. I really loved the blue and felt pen and ink wouldn’t do it justice so have worked in my favourite medium of oils lathering on the paint wth a pallet knife. First I filled in the sky and then worked on the details. I have made it available on my website even tough its still wet so it will take longer for delivery.
One of the highlights of the Tour de France is the fans. Yesterday’s Stage 3 fans never disappointed with this band on an extended bike. now could you play a trombone on a bicycle made for eight? I know I’d struggle.
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