Cycling and bicycle discussion forums. 
   Click here to join our community Log in to access your Control Panel  


Go Back   > >

Professional Cycling For the Fans Follow the Tour de France,the Giro de Italia, the Spring Classics, or other professional cycling races? Here's your home...

User Tag List

Reply
 
Thread Tools Search this Thread
Old 07-25-08, 04:37 AM   #1
robema
Senior Member
Thread Starter
 
robema's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jul 2008
Location: wales
Bikes: racer,mountain
Posts: 146
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 0 Post(s)
Painting le Tour

hi fellow tour nutters
thought you might enjoy this,

21 stages,21 paintings,covering the 2008 Tour the France and its legends



robema is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 07-25-08, 07:27 AM   #2
Alekhine
1. e4 Nf6
 
Alekhine's Avatar
 
Join Date: Apr 2004
Location: 7844`W, 4246`N
Bikes: Mercian KoM with Rohloff, Bike Friday NWT, Pogliaghi Italcorse (1979)
Posts: 872
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 0 Post(s)
I like them. Nice ease, freedom, and economy of brush strokes.
Alekhine is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 07-25-08, 09:17 AM   #3
dagna
Senior Member
 
dagna's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jul 2005
Bikes:
Posts: 690
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 0 Post(s)
Wow! Those are excellent--love them, especially 'Photo Finish' and the stage 8 Mark Cavendish.
dagna is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 07-25-08, 03:33 PM   #4
ettsn
Senior Member
 
Join Date: Jan 2006
Location: Atlanta, GA
Bikes:
Posts: 396
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 0 Post(s)
These are superb. Would you make some giclee' of these available perchance?
ettsn is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 07-26-08, 07:18 AM   #5
robema
Senior Member
Thread Starter
 
robema's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jul 2008
Location: wales
Bikes: racer,mountain
Posts: 146
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 0 Post(s)
thanks guys
yes i like it loose,catch a bit of speed,light and atmosphere....
no point counting spokes,cameras do that better than brushes.

don't know if there would be enough interest for prints ettsn
these are small studies,would like to do some big oils...



i think everybody here knows what this painting is about...
robema is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 07-26-08, 06:11 PM   #6
robema
Senior Member
Thread Starter
 
robema's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jul 2008
Location: wales
Bikes: racer,mountain
Posts: 146
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 0 Post(s)


Carlito!

So nice guys do finish first!
Carlos Sastre couldn't have won the 2008 tour without his team CSC
but he still had to climb that Alpe d'Heuz and time the trial...
.

Did you know his fanclub is in Belgium?
they knew it all the way!
.

Enjoy the Champs-Elysees everyone!
robema is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 07-27-08, 12:01 AM   #7
heavyMetal
Travel light
 
heavyMetal's Avatar
 
Join Date: Oct 2006
Location: Woodinville, near the wineries
Bikes: Davidson Stiletto, Pinarello Paris, Specialized StumpJumper Marathon
Posts: 310
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 0 Post(s)
Very nice, robema. Big oils would definitely be good. I've got a litho of this one by Guy Buffet (92/300).
heavyMetal is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 07-28-08, 02:33 AM   #8
robema
Senior Member
Thread Starter
 
robema's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jul 2008
Location: wales
Bikes: racer,mountain
Posts: 146
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 0 Post(s)
thanks for the compliment and showing the guy buffet heavymetal
surprising how little tour/cycling art is about...
robema is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 07-29-08, 03:02 PM   #9
Burke Wells
Senior Member
 
Burke Wells's Avatar
 
Join Date: Mar 2005
Location: King, NC USA
Bikes: 2001 Cannondale R600 Triple
Posts: 79
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 0 Post(s)
Robema, these are beautiful, and just incredibly done. I especially love the Sastre tt, and the Champs-Elysees painting is just gorgeous. "Cavcut" is also amazing, in how well you've captured the wet pavement.

I liked your quote above, about letting the camera count spokes, rather than the brush. That was great.

You have an incredible gift, and I thank you for sharing your gift with the rest of us.

Burke
Burke Wells is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 07-29-08, 04:58 PM   #10
Demolition
Troublemaker
 
Demolition's Avatar
 
Join Date: Sep 2004
Location: Vancouver, B.C.
Bikes: 1994 Litespeed Hiwassee (Ti hardtail); 1986 Bianchi IV (beater road bike for commuting)
Posts: 18
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 0 Post(s)
Robema,

I agree with Dagna about 'Photo Finish'. You've really captured the essence of an epic sprint finish.

Also, I quite like your Eddy Merckx piece. Fine job.
Demolition is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 07-31-08, 04:15 AM   #11
robema
Senior Member
Thread Starter
 
robema's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jul 2008
Location: wales
Bikes: racer,mountain
Posts: 146
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 0 Post(s)
my pleasure Burke
i must say i was really turned on by le tour
feel i bit lost now its all over
thanks for the kind words

hi demo,yes i like the merckx one as well
so many memories from when i was young
cheers mate
robema is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 08-06-08, 09:08 AM   #12
robema
Senior Member
Thread Starter
 
robema's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jul 2008
Location: wales
Bikes: racer,mountain
Posts: 146
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 0 Post(s)




last two of the tour!

next...olymic games...
robema is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 08-06-08, 09:10 AM   #13
robema
Senior Member
Thread Starter
 
robema's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jul 2008
Location: wales
Bikes: racer,mountain
Posts: 146
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 0 Post(s)
robema is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 08-06-08, 10:17 PM   #14
rivethead
Senior Member
 
Join Date: Jul 2007
Location: Cincinnati, OH
Bikes: 2008 Felt F85 w/Rival, 2010 Ridley Crossbow EL w/105
Posts: 117
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 0 Post(s)
fantastic, robema
rivethead is offline   Reply With Quote
Reply


Thread Tools Search this Thread
Search this Thread:

Advanced Search

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off



All times are GMT -6. The time now is 12:57 PM.