Friday, July 27, 2012

Tour Time.

After a month in the USA I have seen lots of inspirational art. I particularly loved the time I spent in National Portrait Gallery in Washington. It set me in mind of doing some portrait work myself. Like anything that you want to do and do well you have to PRACTICE.
It was not hard to find subjects as our house has been filled with an annual dose of Tour de France fever. Here are my 6 subjects, all inspired by Timm Kolln's wonderful portraits of cyclists. He captured them on film just after they have completed gruelling races. I have done quick black and while images with oil on linen.

 Cadel Evans.

 George Hencapie.

Jens Voight.

Michael Rasmessun.

Robbie McEwen.

Rolf Aldag.