Lakeside Swing

In 2005 I did a series of forest paintings. Oil pastels on paper. All of them were from my imagination. I smushed the oil pastel crayons onto a pointed cardboard stub to get the dotted effect for the foliage.

Lakeside Swing

I’ve always loved tree swings. I grew up with one and spent many a lazy afternoon escaping from the world in the motion of that old swing that hung from a grand glorious elm in our side yard.

I thought it would be so peaceful to have a swing that arced out across a pond from a golden field of flowers. Someday, maybe I’ll actually find a piece of land like this one and anchor such a swing!


About Kathleen Franks

Kathleen Franks is a writer, artist, storyteller, and community volunteer based in Berkeley, CA
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