Friday, August 12, 2016

Rio Olympics: Rivals & Friends

The media is certainly trying to make the rivalry between Michael Phelps (USA) and Ryan Lochte (USA) into a much bigger thing than it is.  The pair are referring to themselves as the "old ones" and seem to truly enjoy each others company.  Both have said that the other makes them a better swimmer.  In tonight's Men's 200 Meter Medley, it was Phelps who claimed the Gold, Lochte didn't make the podium.  So at least for now, it is advantage Phelps.  An advantage that only helps Team USA and its medal count.

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.