Sunday, October 9, 2011

Ready, set

'False Pass II' oil and soft pastel, charcoal, medium;
Kathleen Faulkner

The weather is changing.  I'm back to sweaters again.  

Last night was an opening at the Edison Eye,  the last of the year.   As usual, a fun time was had by all with good art, good conversation and perfectly cooked salmon.  I came home inspired and ready to start a new series.

There's a chill in the air today.  With sweater in hand, I'm on my way down Whidbey to see what I can see and, we'll see where it goes.  

Saturday, October 1, 2011

West Side story

'On the West Side'  34x28"; oil and soft pastel,
charcoal;  Kathleen Faulkner

The weather is different over on the west side.  
The fog stays longer, the wind blows harder and the temperature coming off the water is usually a couple degrees cooler.  The west side looks out to the San Juan Islands,  an area protected by the rain shadow.  Less rain, more sun.  I've seen cactus on some of the islands further west.

Today is all about the same.  Grey day, not too cold.  
A good day to walk on the west side
no wind.

I never walk in those woods when it's windy.