Saturday, August 20, 2016

Rio Olympics: Lots of Height

Just like ice skating, the jumps are the big thing.  For the Team and Pair Synchronized Swimming events (I guess there isn't an Individual event) the lifts need to be big and beautiful.  Plus, the swimmers are never allowed to touch the bottom of the pool.  This rather beautiful lift was done by the eight woman team from the Ukraine.  This octet moved into second with the performance, but would eventually just miss the podium with a fourth place finish.  Considering what the athletes had been through with the Russian invasion of their city of Kiev, it is almost a miracle that they were here at all.  I wonder what conversations were had in the waiting areas between them and the Russian team.

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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