Sunday, 27 July 2014

245 Tour de France - stage 21 - oil on dibond

Le tour est finis. Today's sprint to the champs élysées was a very exciting end to a great tour both for Vincenzo Nibali and for me!

Here is one of my favourite bits of today, as they all race around the Arc de Triomphe.

I have only just realised my nod to the painter Leon Kossoff in this painting. I do love thick paint!

Saturday, 26 July 2014

245 Tour de France - stage 20 - oil on dibond

Time trial day today. I knew I wanted to paint just the road and the cyclist and I was pretty sure I wanted to paint the time trial world champion, Tony Martin. So here he is in his world champion onesie! The race of truth the painting of truth! Chapeau Tony!


Friday, 25 July 2014

244 Tour de France - stage 19 - oil on dibond

I have thoroughly enjoyed painting these juicy, painty Tour de France stage paintings along with the cyclists and have even had them featured in Bicycling Magazine in thier piece about Le Tour art, have a look : after today there are only two more stages then the bike riders have a rest, I will continue painting so don't worry.

Here you can some of the Astana team in amongst some maize fields with a bit of weather perhaps!

Thursday, 24 July 2014

243 Tour de France - stage 18 - oil on dibond

An important stage today, won by Vincenzo Nibali, the hot favourite for the yellow jersey with only three stages to go. Here he is flying down one of today's mountains.

Wednesday, 23 July 2014

242 Tour de France - stage 17 - oil on dibond

I love these sinewy mountain roads, going down not up! This was a particularly windy road as the tour dipped into Spain.

Tuesday, 22 July 2014

241 Tour de France - stage 16 - oil on dibond

The race begins again and today they touch the Pyrenees, can you see them? I don't think I could make some of those climbs I my car!

Monday, 21 July 2014

240 Self portrait (selfie) aged 40 - lino print -

It is a rest day on he Tour de France but not on Dan Young, Daily. So I have revisited my self portrait from the previous rest day and added another plate which has the coloured areas on. I think I want to add another layer of colour on my face and the back ground but my finger has got pins and needles so I thought I would stop for today. But keep an eye out for a limited edition run of 40 prints, to celebrate my forty years on this planet.


Friday, 18 July 2014

237 Tour de France - stage13 - oil on dibond

An up hill painting today, too hot for it really but these cyclist chaps seem to lap it up!

Thursday, 17 July 2014

236 Tour de France - stage 12 - oil on Dibond

Here is a quick little descent, which incidentally is my cycling specialty, but I expect the professional cyclists don't scream weeeeeeeeeeeeee! as they descend. It was also very hot today, here as well as on the road in France, I hope that the heat is conveyed through this painting.

Wednesday, 16 July 2014

235 Tour de France - stage 11 - oil on dibond

Stage 11 today, I didn't see very much of the race as I am back at work I caught up with the end this evening and was quite taken with this rocky outcrop which reminded me of some of the lime scale outcrops you get in he Cotswolds where I live.

Tuesday, 15 July 2014

234 Self Portrait - aged 40 - Linotype print

It is a 'rest day' on the tour de fence so my unofficial artist in residence series is also having a rest day. I have been meaning to make a self portrait for a while and my recent birthday seemed like a good time to take stock of my visage. Here I am in sketch form and the lino plate ready for printing watch out for the next 'jour de repos' for a series of prints, coloured and otherwise. 

Why the fez? Long story, but it is one of my birthday presents and they are red.

Monday, 14 July 2014

233 Tour de France - stage 10 - oil on dibond

This little painting, all of these tour paintings are 16 cm x 10cm, depicts a dark and stormy skyline reflecting the dark and stormy nature of the tour as it takes another of the favourites from the race. Sorry to see Contador pull out today but it all bodes for an exciting race. Also, happy Bastille day.