Thursday, August 18, 2016

Rio Olympics: Fighting Back

The duo of Kerri Walsch-Jennings and April Ross (USA) had lost their third set in a row.  The first two of those sets, had bumped them out of the Gold Medal match, and the third put them down a set in the Bronze medal game.  Both games were played against Brazilian teams.  Mid way through the second set, the Americans (yes, I know that technically Brazilians are Americans too) seemed to come to life.  They fought back hard against the team of Larissa/Talita to take the second set.  Once the steam roller got going it was a quick third set that went to Team USA for the Bronze.  Walsch-Jennings almost seemed to be prouder of this Bronze medal than her previous golden treasures.  I certainly favor the hard fought victories in art over the easy paintings that go as expected.  I think athletes feel much the same.  After all, it is all about the competition, not just the win.

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.  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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