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Tuesday, February 16, 2010

Oh No!

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"Oh No!"
Oil, 6" x 6" on canvas panel.
$200.00 unframed.

Perhaps I should name this painting "Oh Yes!". I think I held my breath for the entire two minutes and thirteen seconds it took to complete the final of the men's 1500m short track speed skating event. I am sure everyone watching was sure the two American boys were going to finish out of medal contention. And then ... a tragic crash for the two Korean skaters provided an opportunity for the Ohno and JR to take the silver and bronze. Anyone who heard the story of JR Celski and the courageous comeback he made from an injury last fall at the Olympic Trials can appreciate what a medal must mean to this young man. And I laughed when I heard the interview with Ohno when he said he is more noted for his "Dancing With the Stars" win. A fan once asked him when he started dancing and his response was, "Well, have you ever seen the Olympics?".
So gentleman, here's to the thrill of victory!


FitFoodieMegha said...

Well captured! A different subject and beautifully painted!

Dreama Tolle Perry said...

Leslie--this is really cool (pardon the pun..) You can feel the action and the tension both --- very nicely done!

Shirley Peters said...

Great painting, Leslie.

We don't win many medals in the Winter Games, but last Olympics our speed skater won gold when ALL the others skaters fell on the last lap. His name is Stephen Bradbury, and we now have a saying... "Doing a Bradbury", when you win something by default.

Loving the games. Well done, Canada.

Ann Rogers said...

Lovely tribute to the Olympics!

Kim Rempel said...

Leslie - the structure and form of those figures is terrific! Aren't the Olympics great to watch?!

Anonymous said...

great action painting!!

Mark Landes said...

You probably caught it by now--on DP site is posted as two dollars. Nice painting otherwise (a Virgo).

Mary Lor said...

I can feel their movement, Leslie! By the way, Apolo Ohno was fabulous and adorable on Dancing with the Stars! He totally deserved that win. :)

Dewberry Fine Art said...

You are right on top of current events. I love the way you capture the motion with palette knife.

Karen Bruson said...

Very cool. You really captured the action. Love it!

Marian Frtunati said...

I always feel so sad for the great majority of contestants who work and work for years and then in one instant, something happens and they don't medal.

CONGRATS to those wonderful and lucky atheletes who do, though.

As always, your painting is vibrant and full of movement and color!!


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