Saturday, March 21, 2015

Inward looking

Perhaps absorbed with her own thoughts yet possibly aware of some degree of scrutiny from others - or both.

Pencil on stonehenge - 16"x20"
© Marcia Cohen LaBelle 2010

I received this deliciously painted  award from long time friend and fellow artist, Barbara Muir
two weeks ago. She has also promised to prepare a nutritious repast for me the next time I visit,
peach crepes and I suppose strawberries will soon be in season as well. 
But she is v busy with a show coming up at the Amsterdam Whitney gallery in NY so I'll give her breathing space until after that exhibit - one must be considerate! Thank you Barbara for this Happy Art Award, it makes me v happy and a tad hungry as well.

Saturday, March 14, 2015

two sketches - chair & shell

Charcoal, conte, pencil from small sketchbook May 2013

© MCL 2014

© MCL 2013

Friday, February 20, 2015

Tree in winter - 2012

That winter there was no snow to speak of, it came and went like a transient fair-weather friend. the local winter sports enthusiasts among us shrugged or wore long faces.

oil on illustration board 11"x14"
© MCL 2012

Wednesday, February 11, 2015

Chalk on Tuesday

As opposed to ink Tuesday. This could also be read as chalk on or good point, or  chalk it up to experience etc

chalk pastel on canson 12"x 14"
© MCL 2015

Sunday, February 8, 2015

Some time ago

End of November 2012

charcoal and pencil on cartridge paper
© MCL 2012

Thursday, February 5, 2015

Left arm extended

Bill is in charge of the music while we draw. He plays everything from light classical to you name it. Not long ago he played country and western -  He's in the Jailhouse Now - mildly catchy - since then it’s been determinedly lodged in my head  and  without thinking about it I'll find  myself humming the first line - background music I suppose - doesn't really interfere with one's concentration.  

charcoal and pastel on strathmore 18x24"
© MCL 2014

Wednesday, February 4, 2015


We thought we might possibly join a fitness club this month. Walk to the gym - 20 minutes, treadmill and weights - 30 minutes, walk home another 20 minutes. I feel better already  just thinking about it.

Pastel on manilla 18"x24"
© MCL 2014