Tuesday, August 9, 2016

Rio Olympics: Out of the Turn

Besides the competition and excitement of the Games, it is setting challenges as an artist that keep me creating these works.  For the Men's 400 Meter Freestyle, I thought I would attempt to use the footage from the underwater camera.  So this is as if you are on the bottom of the pool as Sun Yang (China), Conner Dwyer (USA) and Kosuke Hagino (Japan) swam above.  Sun Yang went on to win Gold with the American, Conner Dwyer hanging on for Bronze.  Hagino wasn't able to make it onto the podium.

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.

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