Monday, August 15, 2016

Rio Olympics: Race Rituals

Every discipline has its pre-event rituals.  I am use to the superstitions an pre-show actions of actors from my work in theatre.  Watching the sprinters get ready for their less than ten seconds on the world stage, brought those rituals back to me.  Usain Bolt (Jamiaca) after getting his starting blocks all set, his feet in position, crossed himself in a quick prayer.  Although the prayer was probably longer than the race he is about to run.  Stretching next to him is the Canadian Andre De Gasse and the Frenchman, Jimmy Vicaut.  The prayer and the work combined to give Bolt Gold, and the Canadian finished with Bronze.

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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