Thursday, June 7, 2012

an afternoon

As the afternoon wore on he became increasingly sleepy, especially under the scrutiny and glare of a strong, unrelenting light. His upright head position would begin to droop and lean towards his arms. Occasionally as he tried to prevent his eyes from closing he would yawn.
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 drawing - unfinished - of a young man 
on strathmore 18"x24"
chalk and pastel 
photographed in colour and b&w
Marcia Cohen Labelle ©2012

Friday, June 1, 2012

Waist high

When we returned home from our trip, the grass in the back yard was waist high. I wondered if perhaps it looked a bit derelict – grass as high or higher than the poppies - but David thought immediately that it looked enchanting. I was touched and surprised and even reassured by his way of looking at the world.

June last year on a farm above Dundas
oil on masonite 14"x16"
Marcia Cohen LaBelle © 2011