Wednesday, August 10, 2016

Rio Olympics: With Gold in Sight

Michael Phelps took the pool tonight having already added to his career Olympic Gold tally.  This 200 Meter Butterfly was important to him, he had lost by 1/100th of a second to Chad Le Clos (South Africa).  Tonight you can see Le Clos to the left of this painting looking over at the fleeing Phelps.  Phelps went on to take yet another Gold Medal, his twenty first. Le Clos fell off the pace so much so that he missed the podium all together.  Le Clos had been talking trash, something Phelps didn't join in on.  Instead he let his swimming do the talking.

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.