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robema 07-25-08 04:37 AM

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

Alekhine 07-25-08 07:27 AM

I like them. Nice ease, freedom, and economy of brush strokes.

dagna 07-25-08 09:17 AM

Wow! Those are excellent--love them, especially 'Photo Finish' and the stage 8 Mark Cavendish.

ettsn 07-25-08 03:33 PM

These are superb. Would you make some giclee' of these available perchance?

robema 07-26-08 07:18 AM

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 07-26-08 06:11 PM


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!

heavyMetal 07-27-08 12:01 AM

Very nice, robema. Big oils would definitely be good. I've got a litho of this one by Guy Buffet (92/300).

robema 07-28-08 02:33 AM

thanks for the compliment and showing the guy buffet heavymetal
surprising how little tour/cycling art is about...

Burke Wells 07-29-08 03:02 PM

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.


Demolition 07-29-08 04:58 PM


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.

robema 07-31-08 04:15 AM

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 08-06-08 09:08 AM

last two of the tour!

next...olymic games...

robema 08-06-08 09:10 AM

rivethead 08-06-08 10:17 PM

fantastic, robema

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