Thursday, February 04, 2010
18" x 24" Oil on panel.
There is a moment in a heroic lone breakaway where the rider is in the home straight and just has to make sure he is not overtaken by surprise before he begins his celebration. That last check back over the shoulder is about to happen here. Next comes the victory salute at the line.
Thanks again to Jonathan Devich for permission to paint from his photos. This one is actually part of a slightly different moment than I am imagining. You can see it here.