Friday, 25 July 2014
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 : http://www.bicycling.com/tour-de-france/tour-features/dan-young-daily#.U9AMRuPSF9K.twitter after today there are only two more stages then the bike riders have a rest, I will continue painting so don't worry.
Thursday, 24 July 2014
Wednesday, 23 July 2014
Tuesday, 22 July 2014
Monday, 21 July 2014
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.
Sunday, 20 July 2014
Friday, 18 July 2014
Thursday, 17 July 2014
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
Tuesday, 15 July 2014
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.
Monday, 14 July 2014
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.
Sunday, 13 July 2014
I have been recovering from my birthday yesterday by falling asleep through today's stage in the TDF. I did wake up in time to see Tony Martin win by a huge margin in spectacular fashion. I am thouroughly enjoying my own personal painting tour as a self appointed artist in residence at the Tour de France! Can you see tony on the road, he is the little black and white dot climbing the Grande Pierre.