Monday, August 15, 2016

Gold Medal Form in Motion


A study of Simone Bile, Olympiic Gold Medal  Gymnist, American team, from a photo by Thomas  Prior for Time Magazine.  

Between icing my new knee, marking off PT appointments, watching old movies and the Olympics, I am still managing to get in a sketch once in a while--and made sure I had time as soon as I saw Thomas Prior's  brilliant photograph.  He really caught the cover shot  for the magazine and gave me a very exciting afternoon studying musculature in motion, a favorite subject.

Sadness at the Ice Cream Parlor?   Graphit, 6" X 8".  A morning spent like before knee surgery with pencil in hand, my little sketch pad and a cup of coffee.  Why was this child not eating ice cream like the other kids sitting around her? Her scoop dropped to the ground when she took her first lick?  She was being punished for some infraction of mom's rules?  Whatever happened, my heart went out to her. Thanks Rita for showing me Valentina's photograph, which gave me a great morning.

Tuesday, August 2, 2016

Taking Time to Heal.


Sketching a little while I recuperate, but mostly watching old movies and icing after intense Physical therapy sessions.    Drawing takes second place.  Limbering up the knee and building strength is the priority.  

Monday, July 25, 2016

Blow The House Down


I'm Going To Huff...And Puff,   Graphite pencils HB, 2B, General 314 on Strathmore Drawing paper, 6" X 8".

Finished unafraid to blow down the house. Push it!  Push it!  Push it!