Jul 29, 2016

Le Tour de France Paintings

Richie Porte from BMC in the Time Trial Stage 18

The pelaton with Greipel in the middle, final stage in Paris.

The yellow jersey on Froome, doing the rounds under the Arc de Triumph
All paintings are the same size 24cm x 32cm watercolour on paper

Jul 25, 2016

Ten more paintings from 2016 Le Tour de France

Each painting is watercolour, 24cm x 32cm

06_Breakaway Barta and Arashiro take off in Stage 6

07_Gang of three Stage 7

08_Slow and steady Team Sky Climbing in stage 8

09_Chris Froome in Rain and Ice

11_Cautious Pelaton Stage 11

12_Take That

13_Dumoulin Wins Team Trial _ Stage13

15_Jarlinson Pantano Colombia IAM Cycling

17_Before the Swiss Alps Stage 17

18_Froome Wins Uphill Time Trial Stage 18

Jul 8, 2016

Going Solo: Stage 5

Not often a breakaway manages to win the stage, but it does happen!

Belgian Greg Van Avermaet traversed the final two category climbs alone 
to take line honours and the yellow jersey in Le Lioran on Stage 5 of the Tour de France.
Watercolor on paper 24 cm x 32 cm (9.4" x 12.6"). Signed.

Final Effort: Stage 4

Kittel, first, Coquard, second and Sagan, third, are racing to the line.
An exciting finish that required a photo to establish the winner.

Watercolor on paper 24 cm x 32 cm (9.4" x 12.6"). Signed.


Jul 5, 2016

Sprinting for Points: Stage 3

Midway during Stage 3, 2016. 
The sprinting specialists are competing for points which might help their final score.  
 Only a few try to get past the marker at speed.

Watercolor on paper 24 cm x 32 cm (9.4" x 12.6"). Signed.
Posted Flat, supported with foam core board.

Are they close?: Stage 3

Breakaway group, Stage 3, 2016. I love the body language in this sport. 
I've painted a small group without background so as to emphasise the simplicity of their posture.
Watercolor on paper 24 cm x 32 cm (9.4" x 12.6"). 
Posted Flat, supported with foam core board.

Stage 2: Peter Sagan Wins!


Peter Sagan racing to claim the yellow jersey.
Watercolor on paper 24 cm x 32 cm (9.4" x 12.6")
Posted Flat, supported with foam core board.

One the Curve: Stage 1


Watercolor on paper 24 cm x 32 cm (9.4" x 12.6")
Posted Flat, supported with foam core board.

Classic Normandy: Stage 1

Beautiful views as the riders start the Tour of France 

with a trip from Mont St-Michel to Utah Beach

Watercolor on paper 24 cm x 32 cm (9.4" x 12.6")

May 31, 2016

New large landscape

First stage for new large project. This is half the image. It is a charcoal sketch of bush land near my home in Mulgoa, NSW. 

Apr 14, 2016

Bridport Warm Water

On our tour of Tasmania, I loved painting the rocks and blue-green waters around the north east side of the island. It as crystal clear water, and such a warm temperature for swimming.
If anyone is interested in visiting Australia, I suggest you spend a month or two in Tasmania. In a motorhome! It has the same attractions as the mainland without the hundreds of kilometres in-between stops.

42 x 30cm Acrylic on paper, 
Plein air painting with a touch of studio work after.

Summer Waves

A Tasmanian Seascape. Painted on location, finished in the studio.
Originally one of my rejects in the corner. It's been slowly growing on me. 
Watercolour and acrylic on paper, 40 x 28cm

Apr 13, 2016

Lagoon Stairs

A painting from my Tasmania Travels: I painted this 'plain air' then finished it in the studio. I think this technique suits me: especially painting on paper. It's strong and receptive to watercolour techniques, as well as being good for think texture later. Acrylics dry fast, and the works can be stored in an art folder as we travel in the motorhome. 

30 x 42cm, Acrylic on paper, sale details on my web site.

Apr 8, 2016

Wild Rocks at Stanley

I started painting while sitting on the rocks, but soon moved into the van. High tide and rain not my friend! 60 x 42cm

Apr 5, 2016

Breakers at Chain of Lagoons Beach

I painted this larger work at the beach in Tasmania. It was done 'plain air' with a bit of fiddling back at the motorhome.  The rocks are always my point of interest as they look great, and recent scientists have linked them to the North America! Who'd a thought!?!

Breakers at Chain of Lagoons Beach
80 x 48cm Acrylic on Paper

Apr 3, 2016

Early Morning Rhine

I've had fun re-working this watercolour. It is a typical view of the Rhine from the ship, looking upstream into the morning sun and mist. It was October and the sun was low. Adding the acrylic paint with a palette knife bought the scene to life. Might be a turning point for me. 

Summer Road

Loved travelling through Tassie, as the distances were much shorter than on the mainland, and the summer was very mild.

"Summer Road"
50 x 50cm 
Acrylic on 'gallery sided' Canvas
AU $450 plus post 

Mar 30, 2016

Recherche Cold Waves

I painted this while perched on the rocks. It was a great position, high and dry! The sea was cooler as we were close to the Antartic! (Bob took a pic of me which I'm using now as my profile pic.)

42 x 30cm Acrylic on paper

$320 incls postage

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