6x6 original oil painting
50-50 Show, Sanchez Art Center
On Sunday, Cadel Evans became the first Australian to win the Tour de France. Two days prior, Andy Schleck launched a staggering 60km attack on two of the toughest mountain climbs in the Alps. The aggressive ride put Andy in the lead by 57 seconds and he claimed the yellow jersey for the stage. But on Saturday during the individual time trial Cadel Evans ended the day over a minute and a half ahead of Andy Schleck to win first place in the Tour de France.
I hoped that Andy Schleck would win this year. As brothers, Andy and Frank Schleck execute some great tactical maneuvers that keep the race interesting. I believe they are coming to the US for the Tour of California next year.
Above is another painting of cyclists. I like the contrast of the dark background with the brightly lit foreground. I used ultramarine blue and alizarin crimson for the asphalt under the cyclists. I think it works well in the composition.