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.