Tuesday, August 9, 2016

Rio Olympics: Almost There

It was a very emotional Oscar Figueroa (Colombia) who succeed in his final Clean & Jerk lift.  With the successful lift, he knew he had the medal.  Never the less he came back out to try to break his own Olympic Record.  He didn't succeed.  After bowing to the audience, he kissed the bar, the weights and then removed his shoes and placed them under the bar.  I learned tonight, that is how a weightlifter signals his retirement from the sport.  Chapeau!

This is a small watercolors and ink painting measuring just 4"x6" and was created using Yarka St. Petersburg watercolors and Steve Quiller brushes from www.richesonart.com.  This painting and all of my Olympics artwork will be available through my artist website at www.greigleach.com.  To purchase this particular painting just follow the direct link at the end of this post.