Saturday, 24 July 2010

Tour de France 2010 - Schleck vs Contador

acrylic on paper 8x12" sold

Schleck vs Contador
Giants of the Tourmalet
the weather was faul
the fight was clean
and oh so close...


Parapluie said...

This catches the essence of a close ending. Great body language, atmosphere, and story telling.

Art with Liz said...

I know the Tour ended today and everything worked out with Contador in the yellow jersey, but this painting for me epitomises what the Tour is about - that camaraderie between two amazing cyclists, together over the line in that thick mist. Wonderful Rob.

Concha Signes said...

Extraordinary work of the Tour, especially I have three favorites, start in Rotterdam, which is seen by that effort needs to start, and the two Schleck and Contador talking. Wonderful colors. Rob congratulations. I hope the translator did not play me.

rob ijbema said...

thank you diane
it was another great tour!

rob ijbema said...

cheers liz
so sad it is all over
what am i going to do with my life?
i know,take a break and maybe it is time for some plein air

rob ijbema said...

muchas gracias concha
you must be please,yet another spanish winner!

Henna @ AboutCabinets Blog said...

wow - it does not seem like a paintaing, it seems like a photograph, the way the emotions and the spirit for cycling have been caught by the colors and the artist, very good attempt

Natalia said...

Hi Rob, I have just found your blog, and what a stunning depiction! I love this one in particular, as it captures that eloquent moment so beautifully.