Gretchen Markle

Oregon Grape 2

Oil pastel

3.5 in. X 3.5 in.


Out here on the west coast, we have North America's answer to holly: Oregon grape. It gets beautiful yellow flowers that turn into deep grey-blue berries. In the winter, many of the leaves turn from their usual glossy green into bright scarlet. When covered with hoar frost, they are a gorgeous sight indeed.