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.

4 comments:

  1. A contrasting couple of drawings of 'Ups' and 'Downs' ... bit like knee exercises ... really nice work.

    Did you see that tiny Britain came second in the Olympics? Beating China into third place. Best Games ever for us - golds right across all disciplines.

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    1. That's how recovery goes: up then down, but after weeks of it I am up walking like I used to walk and even doing a dance or two. Britain did do very well! Congratulations. The Olympics is special for bringing the world's best together in competions where every participant is a winner and no blood is spilled.

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  2. Oh no...hope the surgery went well and you will be back to normal quickly. I know several friends who have new knees and are grateful they did it.
    You caught the springy energy and determined expression of Simone, so well here. Yes, the Olympics were fun and the high medal count almost embarrassing. Love the fact it was the women who brought the count up. I agree with what John wrote - for a tiny country, Britain did AMAZING!

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    1. Surgery went great, a total success. Making it past opioids and learning to walk and climb again is hard work. Ice packs are an important part of my life. As I write, however, I see the light at the end of this tunnel. Three more physical trainings and I am done just in time for the open studio life drawing series at the Art association. I look forward towards getting back to drawing on a grander scale than 6" X 8", finishing up a few older endeavors and kicking off something new and demanding ALL DONE WHILE STANDING AT THE EASEL!

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