Thursday, February 07, 2013

Gertrude, Queen of the Waves


Gertrude Caroline Ederle (October 23, 1905 – November 30, 2003) was an American competition swimmer, Olympic champion, and former world record-holder. In 1926, she became the first woman to swim across the English Channel.

oil paint on panel, 6"x7.25"

4 comments:

miriskum dot de said...

Great woman, gorgeous effort, fantastic artwork! Love it! Sabine

vivienne strauss said...

Thank you very much, Sabine!

Elizabeth said...

Gorgeous painting! Love the big waves.

vivienne strauss said...

Thank you, Elizabeth!