The Moon and the Trees

House of Heart

Beyond the terrace
I pace barefoot through
the garden, past the blurred
flowers that bend their petals
as though they recognize me.
Brilliant in the starlight
the old tree stands apart
as if it needs more space to
reach so high having outgrown
the rest.
I have heard it’s sigh
in the song of a breeze
when it’s limbs reach
for the sky.
I wonder if it has eyes
to hold so much history.
I believe it is friends
with the moon.
I can hear them laughing at us.


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For a Loaf of Bread by L. Martel


I did a drawing of this on October 5th, 2018 and decided to try it in oil. So I took a 12″ x 16″ canvas and made a start with oils. I added some faces on the left hand side because I thought it needed them. It’s far from being finished. Each face (some will be out of focus others not) needs work and the foreshortening of the hands isn’t right yet. Lots of challenge there.


original sketch is here:


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