Friday, June 17, 2022

bucket list

'Iceberg' 4.5x1.4" sterling silver, reticulated 
silver, plastic, oil paint; Kathleen Faulkner


I have never seen an iceberg in real life. 

Maybe I never will. 





Sunday, June 5, 2022

thoughts and prayers

'Lip Service' 4x3" brooch, sterling silver, paper, colored pencil,
graphite, watercolor, mica;  Kathleen Faulkner
 

empty talk  hollow words



Thursday, May 19, 2022

Treasure or Trash

'Good/Bad' 16x20" oil pastel;  Kathleen Faulkner
 

This time of year the wild grows quickly


I don't know which I like best

horsetails or skunk cabbage.



Saturday, May 14, 2022

shining sea

'Breather' 24x24" oil pastel;  Kathleen Faulkner


So much is going on in the world.

It's good to take a break
now and then.







 

Sunday, April 24, 2022

it's all relative

'Almost Home' 30x24" oil on canvas;  
Kathleen Faulkner


So close
yet so far away...



 

Friday, April 15, 2022

current events


 'Tangle' 20x20" oil pastel;  Kathleen Faulkner


'Oh what a tangled web we weave
When first we practice to deceive'

Sir Walter Scott



Monday, April 11, 2022

Why is water sometimes green?

'Agua Verde'  24x24" oil pastel;  Kathleen Faulkner



The more phytoplankton in the water, the greener it is.

I see the green as I approach the coast
and it is dramatic!



Sunday, March 20, 2022

Where are we going?


 'Heading Out' 24x24" oil pastel;  Kathleen Faulkner


Off we go
into the wild blue yonder...

Who knows what lies ahead.



Thursday, March 10, 2022

Hydrology

'Water Study' 16x16" oil pastel;  Kathleen Faulkner


I am surrounded by water. 
It is different throughout each day.

never a dull moment



'Water Study II' 12x12" oil pastel;  Kathleen Faulkner





Saturday, February 26, 2022

what if..

'If Sand was Wood' 12x12" oil pastel;  Kathleen Faulkner

I almost became a biologist.

Life would have been different
I'm sure.

small events,
forks in the road
that lead to 
different worlds





 

Wednesday, February 16, 2022

nightspots

'Night Life' 22x30" oil pastel;  Kathleen Faulkner
 

This nightspot has

no cover.




Sunday, February 6, 2022

some thoughts

'East of Here' 12x18" oil pastel;  Kathleen Faulkner


A moat, the dike, even a trench or the channel

It always reminds me
of a friend
who painted
fuzzy ditches.



Thursday, January 27, 2022

Iceberg

'Growler' 1.75x2" brooch, sterling silver, paint, plastic;
Kathleen Faulkner


a large floating mass of ice 
detached from a glacier or ice shelf

an emotionally cold person

iceberg lettuce


that is just the tip of the iceberg



Thursday, January 13, 2022

Sing a song

 Song Sparrow 10x10" oil pastel; Kathleen Faulkner


    Let's just say I know 
    because
    a little bird told me.




    Wednesday, December 22, 2021

    winter perk

    'Night Vision' 12x12", mixed media;  Kathleen Faulkner


    On these cold, clear nights
    one doesn't have to travel far
    to get a glimpse 
    of our vast
    Universe



    Monday, December 6, 2021

    Near here


    'Sanctuary' 16x40" oil on canvas;  Kathleen Faulkner


     I was born and raised in the city.
    noise, people, traffic...

    Now I live where I can walk to quiet,
    or listen to the geese
    where it is empty of crowds 
    and roadless.






    Saturday, November 27, 2021

    in defense of color

    'A Grey Day' 24x36" oil on canvas;  Kathleen Faulkner

    On the greyest of days,
    a little color can ease the doldrums.




    Sunday, November 21, 2021

    life cycle

    'Minders' 24x30" oil pastel;  Kathleen Faulkner
     
    The nurse logs
    feed new growth

    and life goes on.



    Friday, October 22, 2021

    Lucky Day

    'Lucky Day' 18x24" graphite on paper;  Kathleen Faulkner


    Sometimes, 
    when I wish I had done things differently,
    I think of the Chinese tale of the father and son: 

    The son had many misfortunes
    that turned out to be 

     



    Friday, October 8, 2021

    If trees could talk

    'Family Tree" (I & II) 24x24 / 24x20" oil pastel;  
    Kathleen Faulkner
     

    I don't have to go far
    to see the natural history
    around here.




    Tuesday, September 28, 2021

    a remedy

    'A Quiet Afternoon' 20x24" oil pastel;  Kathleen Faulkner

    Those lulls in the weather
    respite in uncertain times.



    Wednesday, September 22, 2021

    The Innocents

    'My Kingdom for a Home' 29x24" graphite on paper;  
    Kathleen Faulkner

    It's been a time

    of political turmoil 
    and a pandemic that is ongoing

    add a mix of
    fear, unrest, and uncertainty.. 

    I'm concentrating on my
    non human friends.



     

    Friday, August 20, 2021

    Sharing the Bounty

    'Urban Landscape, (my favorite neighbors)' 20x24" graphite; Kathleen Faulkner


    I leave the apples on the ground
    because, each morning, momma and baby
    show up looking for their breakfast.

    Later, the squirrels and other critters
    clean up the leftovers. 



    Monday, July 26, 2021

    a journey

    'Could be Anywhere" 24x20" oil on canvas
    Kathleen Faulkner


     It has all the necessary ingredients:
    water, land, sky.



    Monday, July 12, 2021

    Time sink


    'Tidal Current' 24x24" oil pastel;  Kathleen Faulkner



    Tidal current is the movement of water associated with the rise and fall of the tides.

    Watching this event can be mesmerizing.




    Sunday, June 6, 2021

    some memories


    'In the Deep' 10x10" oil on panel;  Kathleen Faulkner


    I used to work on boats.





    Monday, May 3, 2021

    I like my yard

    'Yard Work' 23x37" graphite on paper;  Kathleen Faulkner
     

    We have been hoping for change.

    We hoped the COVID would alter our way of seeing/being.

    I don't know if if is permanent, but,
    I find a new sense of appreciation for small things.




    Thursday, April 22, 2021

    You choose

    'Heavyweight' 10x10" oil pastel;  Kathleen Faulkner

     Some events are more dangerous than others.

    I got my shots.



    Tuesday, March 16, 2021

    a rare encounter

    'Middle of Nowhere 21x29" oil pastel;  Kathleen Faulkner 

    That place 

    no humans
    no garbage
    only nature sounds





    Thursday, March 4, 2021

    An ongoing project

    'Helpful Friends II' 22x30" graphite;  Kathleen Faulkner



    'Art Pals II' 22x30" graphite;  Kathleen Faulkner


    I'm still drawing masked portraits.

    These exceptional humans have been there for me in one way or another
    throughout this pandemic.

    I am grateful.