Wednesday, 30 July 2014
Tuesday, 29 July 2014
If you can remember back to my self portrait from day 240, I have worked into one of the, ahem, lesser quality prints with pastel. A technique I have only just started using during this years daily pictures. I ripped the paper so I had to stick another print behind the original piece.
Monday, 28 July 2014
Sunday, 27 July 2014
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.
Saturday, 26 July 2014
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
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.
Saturday, 12 July 2014
Thursday, 10 July 2014
What should have been a quiet stage turned out to claim a few more riders as they fell on the wet roads, here is one such wet road. The blue you can see, top right, is a strip of cornflower that the farmers of today's part of France have planted to commemorate the young soldiers who lost their lives in the war.
Wednesday, 9 July 2014
Tuesday, 8 July 2014
Monday, 7 July 2014
Sunday, 6 July 2014
Saturday, 5 July 2014
I have begun my own little Tour de France today, I will be painting Tour de France inspired paintings throughout the tour starting with this wonderfully brooding sky from Yorkshire this afternoon you can see the peloton's bright colours along the bottom behind a dry stone wall.
Importantly these are also my first paintings on dibond! which is an aluminum and plastic support. I wanted to make these tdf paintings on a surface that mirrors the materials used in he sport.
Friday, 4 July 2014
I have always loved he shapes that pencil sharpeners make. I used to, and still do, enjoy getting all my pencils out and give them a good old sharpen. Even easier now I have an electric one!