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

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

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.

Wednesday, February 24, 2021


'Variant' 22x15" graphite;  Kathleen Faulkner

I have a new appreciation for my own small spot in the world.
I see things now that, before, were invisible

only because I didn't look. 

Sunday, January 24, 2021

Please don't litter

'Wiley Slough' 24x12'
oil pastel;  Kathleen Faulkner

A friend is doing a project documenting discarded masks.

I am helping her. I have documented eight.
One was in Wiley Slough.