Aug 21, 2013

Short Sharp Sprint

Adrenaline, action, excitement!
My favourite part of every stage is the finish... I guess it's the rider's best bit too.

9 x 12" 
Acrylic and watercolor on paper

This painting will be WON by a customer of the Daily Paintworks website next Friday.
All you need to do is to buy a work that is listed on that site (and there are some great paintings there!!) and then you'll be in the running to win this painting. 


Aug 20, 2013

The Effort of the Final Lap

The race to the end after 21 stages was ferocious! 

I love the images from Le Tour. 
These are my own, captured from the "live" TV action with my camera.
The blurs make each image unique.

Watercolour and acrylic on paper
24 x 32cm

Aug 19, 2013

Belkin Team Trial


The green giants from the north in perfect harmony during their time trial.

Sharp Turn Right

A Le Tour de France painting.
Cheering crowds, fast riders, great event.

Aug 16, 2013

Aug 14, 2013

Team Riders

A Le Tour de France colour sketch.
32 x 24cm watercolour.


Aug 12, 2013

Summertime in France

Such wonderful colours in the heat of the day, climbing an alp in France.


Aug 10, 2013

Shark Bay in Winter

Today I drove to the eastern suburbs, to visit this beautiful beach and do some watercolour paintings of the aqua green water. It was sunny and warm, very pleasant considering it is mid-winter!
When I arrived the beach was empty, but soon was filled with families and children, some swimming, some playing in the sand. Definitely no sign of sharks.. but that said, there is a big shark net protecting the swimming area.
This view is looking south, where sandstone rocks have eroded and fallen into the water.

Landscape, water colour, water colour on paper 32cm x 24cm
For Sale AD$65pp

Aug 7, 2013

Leadouts Pull Back

"Leadouts Pull Back"

Sprinters are led to the finish line by powerful team members... 
They are called "leadouts", and, just at the right distance... they pull aside, 
allowing the star sprinters to make a final dash.

Size is 24x 32cm 
(Will suit an IKEA "Ribba" frame $14.99, with some trimming of the mat)

W&N Artist watercolour on Arches Paper
The painting is signed, delivered flat with a backing board, to anywhere.

Aug 6, 2013

Impress Action

I wanted to re-create the blur, the impression, of the action as filmed by the cameraman.
Riders in focus, but other vehicles swing around behind in a blur of action.


Breakaway Racing

Breathtaking speeds are reached when these riders pass over the alps.


On the Turn (with crowds)

I have tried to transfer this post from Ebay with little success: they add so much of their own rubbish (logos etc) that the post looks blinking awful.
I am not sure if a good app does exist for multiple postings, but I'd sure like it if there was one. Manually posting to ebay, then to blog then twitter can get time consuming: time better spent painting!!

Anyway, enough of my rant. Here is an earlier painting from about 2 weeks ago, and as usual, it's from Le Tour de France.