Saturday, September 7, 2013

We're all friends here

'Island Residents' 18x24" oil pastel on panel;  Kathleen Faulkner
Donation to 'Friends of the Forest'

There is a trio of evergreens in a place I know.  I go there to study them and take photographs now and then.  They grow and, hopefully, I grow, too.

I have finished two paintings of these trees and have put away another unfinished that I need to not look at for awhile.  The first, 'Dancing Trees',  is oil pastel on paper under glass.  This one, 'Island Residents',  is fixed oil pastel on panel and will be framed without glass.  I have donated it to 'Friends of the Forest' for their 2013 Annual Auction.

We are blessed in this community with a substantial forest area called the Anacortes Community Forest Lands.  Friends of the Forest's mission is to preserve the Forest Lands through education, outreach and stewardship.  I am honored to be this years featured artist.