Thursday, August 18, 2016

Rio Olympics: Clearing the Barrier

The American Evan Jager surprised perhaps even himself in the Men's Steeplechase.  The young man sporting his "man bun" and mirrored sunglasses was able to negotiate all of the barriers and pull away from all but one runner in the most hybrid of track events.  Jager claimed Silver, the first medal for the USA in this event in decades.  The story is that he had loaned a hair ban to the American woman, Emma Coburn, who took Bronze in her race (also the best finish in the Steeplechase in decades).  She returned it suggesting that he wear it in his race.  He did, and had an even better result.  At first he didn't want to be superstitious, but then thought it can't hurt, and I need to pull up my hair anyway.

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  This painting and all of my Olympics artwork will be available through my artist website at  To purchase this particular painting just follow the direct link at the end of this post.  Remember this is an original work of art, so once it has been sold, it is gone.  Don't delay buy it now!

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