The Quarter Man by swo8 Blues Jazz from the album Unfinished Business in iTunes

With all this hysteria about covid-19 one has to wonder who it’s going to get hurt the most. The Quarter Man would be one. If you have head phones do try to listen to it this with them. There’s a lot to be heard in this song and it’s actually well done. 4:21 min.

The Reader by L. Martel

This is a 12″ x 16″ oil on canvas I started last week. I did the preliminary drawing for this many years ago and only now have started the painting. Reading is a enormous way to acquire knowledge. One can live many lives, visit many places and experience many adventures just by opening a page in a book.




The original drawing as follows:


Winter Scape by L. Martel

This is a 16″ x 20 ” oil on canvas painted in 2018. My children don’t want me to sell this one because it invokes a lot of memories of small town Ontario, Canada to them. There are only about 16 more days left of winter. The days are already becoming longer and milder. No doubt there will be a few more storms but this season is coming to an end. When I look at this painting I think of the days before Christmas when people are hurrying around try to prepare for the holy season. Christmas has come and gone and now we are beginning to think of beauty of the on coming season.



The Rag-a Muffin by L. Martel

I started this 5″ x 7″ oil on canvas board a couple of weeks ago. The child is around three years old and I took some hight from her feet and moved the waist line up a bit. Her head comes up to the door knob so I thing this brings her more into the proper age group. Posted first is the update on the painting second is before where she looks a little older than she should.