Saturday, August 13, 2016

Rio Olympics: Letting Fly

Nafissatou Thiam (Belgium) is about to let fly in the Shot Put.  Obviously, she is not built like the traditional shot put competitor, and that is because she is not one.  Thiam is one of two dozen women who are competing in the Heptathlon.  As the name implies, all of these women will compete in eight separate events amassing a total combined score as they move along.  So while Thiam is leading after this throw, it is not at all certain that she will take the Gold Medal (or in fact any medal) in the Heptathalon.

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.