Wednesday, November 19, 2014

Late November one year ago

Our weather is predictably inconsistent  or consistently unpredictable. It was comparatively balmy this time a year ago. I spent an afternoon on a farm near Troy off highway 5. There might have been a fierce wind but nothing like the sub zero temperatures we've experienced the last few days let alone the icy sidewalks and certainly nothing like the five feet of snow Buffalo has endured in the last day or so brrrr


Field near Troy pastel on gessoed illustration board 11"x14"
©mcohenlabelle Nov 27 2013

Sunday, November 16, 2014

Mid November Sunday afternoon, light snow...drawing as usual

Today I took a different route to avoid traffic and road closure for the Santa Claus parade - Locke to Barton  to Bay to Mulberry  to park just shy of James North.Traffic flowed like a charm.


Seated posed on strathmore pasted 18"x24"unfinished
©mcohenlabelle Nov 2014

Thursday, November 13, 2014

Study for a head


oil and crayon 9"x12"generic gessoed panel
© mcohenlabelle Nov 2014

Monday, November 10, 2014

Recent Sunday afternoon drawings



charcoal on manilla
©mcohenlabelle Nov 2014


pastel on strathmore
©mcohenlabelle Nov 2014


charcoal and pastel on manilla
©mcohenlabelle Nov 2014

Wednesday, September 17, 2014

Draft - menu for all tastes

As D and I walked home on Locke St.  past Democracy,  a recently opened restaurant (v likely named after John Locke) - www.literary-articles.com/.../john-locke-father-of-modern-democracy  - we toyed with opening our own multi-ethnic eatery and calling it Theocracy after no one in particular. 
We played and tossed around ideas for a menu with a broad, multi-denominational flavour:
For Jews - blintzes bagels and borscht
For Christians – meat and potatoes with a side of coleslaw – Friday maybe loaves and fishes,  canned peas
For Muslims -  baba ghanoush. humus, lamb stew, couscous
For atheists – tea and counseling – liquor license pending
For Buddhists - vegetarian tofu and beans

For the excommunicated - penance, Perrier water

Divinity students  would serve
Who would cook – maybe catered
Investors welcomed

Or we could call our eatery Autocracy and just serve cake,  plain and simple. Cake for the masses or special gourmet cakes for the elites and upper classes,  all on a late summer afternoon. 

Marcia LaBelle mcohenlabelle and David Cohen © 2014


oil on masonite
Marcia LaBelle mcohenlabelle  © 2009

Saturday, September 13, 2014

Corner of room

Some customary disarray, ungroomed. 


gouache on gessoed panel 5"x7"
Marcia LaBelle mcohenlabelle © 2013

Wednesday, September 10, 2014

Paddy Green

Approaching this time last year - actually later in the fall, closer to deer season and not so humid.


oil 9"x12" gessoed panel
Marcia LaBelle mcohenlabelle © 2013