Author Archives: Bernadette

“Window Kitty, Snowy Night” Seasonal Card

This card is a hand-printed linoleum block print, based on the actual scene that met me many snowy nights when I came home from my day job and seeing one of my kitties in silhouette, Sally for many years, then Sophie, then Kelly, sitting on the windowsill at the big casement window facing north, the […]

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November Nature Desktop Calendar: Nature’s Ornaments

In a row of trees growing wild along the railroad tracks brightening up an overcast November day, this was one of no fewer than three varieties of crabapples along my walk. At a time when the days are noticeably shorter and the darkness comes early, what a joy to find these colorful decorations provided by […]

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An Autumn Walk Down Main Street

I took a walk down to Main Street today, ostensibly to run errands to the Post Office, pharmacy and store, but I also had my DSLR and all my lenses and filters with me and took a few gigabytes of photos along the way. A perfect autumn afternoon is quite the inspiration, as was the […]

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2019 Autumnal Equinox Newsletter from Portraits of Animals

Autumn Has Arrived The equal day and night, the angle of the light, cooler days and nights, shadows deep and colors bright, autumn has arrived. The Bench, pastel, 6 x 8, 2004 © Bernadette E. Kazmarski In this newsletter I’ve included my annual specials on original artwork just in time to start your holiday shopping, […]

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Allegheny River Reflections

This is a view of the Allegheny River in Western Pennsylvania, seen from Tarentum. I took a quick walk through the park along the river on a beautiful autumn day and took as many photos as I could. The hill is very high and steep behind this row of trees and otherwise the hill comes […]

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Autumn Explorations in Black and White

Why photograph the most colorful season in black and white? To challenge what I see and what I think I know, to see the shapes and details and the compositions, leaving me with textures and patterns that are the foundations of my compositions. The colorful leaves and amber sun, all the comforting warm tones, change […]

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The Artist’s Life: About Linoleum Block Printing

I wrote up basic information about block printing because people ask me to explain so often, and others are interested in giving it a try. I really enjoy working in this medium and I can free myself from the traditional media and a greater realism in rendering. I like the contrast of one solid color […]

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Decorative Wooden Trays With Autumn Wildflowers

Just a few decorative trays with autumn wildflower photos from the Panhandle Trail help to celebrate autumn. The larger tray is 10 x 14 and the smaller tray is 8 x 12, and made of lightweight unfinished wood. I paint the outside and inside, then adhere a print of the image on my high quality […]

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Ginger Tabbies on Tiles

More feline things that are orange. And though these two designs were based on a black tabby and a torbie, part of the fun of being an artist is I can make their stripes any color I want! I love my tiles with my art and photos transferred to the surface, but I also like […]

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Autumn Wildflower Votives Decorated for the Season

Arranging my display of votives here I kept looking at four with autumn wildflowers that I felt needed a little extra something. I pictured some burlap ribbon in autumn colors, some flower and leaf-shapd buttons and novelties and then some raffia too, and went to town with decorations. I decorated the top edge of them […]

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