Monday, April 4, 2011


This will be a short post this week. We are enjoying our dear friends who will be off for home tomorrow. The weather has kept us all pretty much cozied up in the house but it has been wonderful to catch up and enjoy laughter and serious talks.
My early birthday present did arrive and here it is!
As you can tell by the pictures it is a beach bike. It is a lovely cherry red with flames on it no less! We live on the north end of a seven mile long beach. A round trip walk down to the south end would be a fourteen mile hike. One of the reasons I wanted a bike to ride on the beach was so I could get my sketchbook and easel down to the south end where there is a jetty that occasionally plays host to seals. There are also many beautiful spots to paint on the way down. The bike works well as a seat to sit and sketch from. Needless to say it will also be a wonderful way to get some exercise.
Here are a few fifteen minute to thirty minute gesture sketches from the last few life drawing sessions.
I will be getting back to work this week on my painting and figure drawing so I will be posting those next time. I wish I could say that I will be able to get outside to do some painting but the weather forecast still looks pretty grim. The upside is that it doesn't tempt me outside when I need to be in the studio.
Here's hoping the sun will visit soon!


Theresa said...

Oh very cool! How is it? Do you love that recumbent style? I'm assuming there is a place on the back of the seat to strap your paints and such on.
I like your two gesture sketches. Nice!

R. Delight said...

Hi Theresa, I only had a chance to take it out once. I will have to get used to its quirks but I think I will enjoy it very much, once I build up the muscles that come into play! I am planing to make something to attach to the back to strap my stuff on indeed. Thanks! I am behind in my blog reading due to company but will catch up soon.

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