Tuesday, February 2, 2010


"Madrone" 30x22" oil pastel;
Kathleen Faulkner

Sometimes, in this part of the world, green can become overwhelming. The job of madrone is visual relief.
Aloof and mysterious, madrone is not interested in being domesticated.  It does as it pleases, is messy yet beautiful, tossing it's paper thin bark and bright red berries all over the place.  

I love that bark.