Author Archives: Bernadette

A Gallery of Canine Artwork

It’s a little slow-going since I’m contacting people I’d met years ago to paint their dogs’ portraits. Phone numbers and addresses have changed, and we have much to catch up on with new animal companions and moves. But I want to be sure I have both permission and the best version of each painting. Many […]

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A Spring “Awakening”

When I created this 16″ round linoleum block print in 2004, I’d intended for it to be versatile. Beginning with my Tortie Girls block prints a few years previous I’d worked out the mechanics of printing on rice paper that could be hand-tinted to add color in various media, from dustings of pastel to watercolors […]

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Spring Morning Leaves

Spring has reached that tipping point where there are more leaves in all shades of green than winter’s stark branches and twigs. I love winter, but I welcome spring, and this view out my kitchen window is familiar each April. It looks like I’m in the deep woods, but it’s just the line of trees […]

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Nature and Wildlife Quarterly Sampler Box

I’m pleased with the idea of being able to give viewers an inexpensive sampling of what I sell. Shopping on the internet isn’t always easy, and for images and handmade goods, well, these are best seen in person. That leaves me with a very small audience, though. In the absence of being able to pick […]

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Blooming With Gift Bags

Look what Mimi and I found when we went out into the back yard this morning. Our forsythia was covered with gift bags! This might have had something to do with our all-day project yesterday, which was to create these and more—over five dozen gift bags with feline art and photos. Whew! I thought I’d […]

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My Nest Eggs

Yes, there’s a story behind this… Several years ago I was a member of a small business organization and was included in an article about small business owners setting up a retirement plan for themselves. The theme, of course, was “nest egg”, and the editors wanted some illustrative photos of us showing the nest egg […]

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Happy Easter From Our Backyard Bunny

It’s one of our backyard bunnies. I’d been watching them since early morning in my yard and the neighbor’s, the grass bright green and the sun shining warm through their tall ears, and decided I’d eventually do a sketch of them, too, back in the days of my daily cat sketches. And then I decided […]

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Four Spring Originals as a Grouping or in Pairs

Brighten up an area that needs a little springtime all year round! I love that bright spring green and the way shadows are shaped as the leaves begin to fill out the trees. I painted these four small pastels en plein air, in my back yard and walking around Carnegie. From the top they are: […]

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Fifth Anniversary of Two Cats After van Gogh

It’s the fifth anniversary of this piece of artwork. It’s hard to believe it’s been five years since I saw the exhibit “Van Gogh Up Close” and came home with a head full of ideas—and that evening sketched Giuseppe and Mr. Sunshine on the landing for my first “Cats After van Gogh” sketch, a theme […]

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We Were Listening to Granados, de Falla and Rodrigo

If you don’t know your Spanish classical guitar composers, now is your chance. I was listening to them while I painted this, but it could also be that Fromage was listening to them when I took the photo. No, this is not one of my Five. Don’t I have enough black cats, I have to […]

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