Friday, August 12, 2016

Rio Olympics: Tied for Gold

I was struck by the difference in skin tone of the two women who managed to tie for the Gold Medal in the Women's 100 Meter Freestyle.  Both Americans technically, Penny Oleksiak (Canada) and Simone Manuel (USA) will share the top step of the podium and hear both of their national anthems played as their flags are raise together.  Manuel becomes the first African-American to win a Gold medal for the United States in swimming... It is about time!

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.