Saturday, August 13, 2016

Rio Olympics: Seemingly Alone

Katie Ledecky (USA) was fully expected to win the Women's 800 Meter Freestyle, and to do it by a sizable margin, I didn't expect it to look like no one else was in the pool with her.  It must have been unsettling to be trying to catch a swimmer and see her go by swimming in the opposite direction.  Ledecy swam on to win her second Gold Medal from these games, making her total medal count for Rio, four medals.  She also broke her own Olympic and World record.  I am also very pleased with out I managed to capture the moment.  Swimming has proven to be the most difficult of sports to paint.  Ironic, since they both are so about the water.

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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