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 

Sunday, February 1, 2015

Driveway at night

Looking down on my neighbour’s driveway from a bedroom window, a year ago last February and now it's that time of year again.

pastel on black canson paper
©mcl 2o14