24 Hours Of Painting: A Different Way To Experience Le Mans
Photography by Jayson Fong
It might be a week on since the 86th running of Le Mans, but even after the time to decompress I’m still waking up to what feels like a race day (literally) hangover. Although 2018 was my fourth year documenting Le Mans through 24 artworks done in the span of 24 hours, I can definitely say the challenge hasn’t become any easier! After completing the marathon of drawing with pen and markers last year, I decided to turn to watercolors for 2018, which in my view offer a bit more spontaneity in the end result.
The 2018 edition of the 24 Hours of Le Mans probably won’t go down as one of the classic races (unless you’re Toyota of course) from a driving perspective, but it was certainly a memorable one seeing as the factory participation was so strong in the GTE Pro class. Add to that many familiar motorsport names like Alonso, Button, and Montoya from the F1 side, with a bunch of former winners like Lotterer and Jani in the prototypes that weren’t Toyotas, some stunning retro liveries, and the lengthy battle between Porsche and Ford and you’ve got yourself a race that was worth watching despite the thin field up front. I certainly didn’t get to watch the entirety of it seeing as much of my time was spent making these, but Radio Le Mans is always good for providing the commentary, and whenever it really picked up in cadence I was sure to put the brushes down to enjoy the action on screen.
Here are some of the works from this year’s #24forLM24, I hope you enjoy them!