Author Archives: Bernadette

Misty October Mornings

Some of my favorite photos have been found unexpectedly, when I’ve chanced upon a natural circumstance and happened to have my camera. So it was with this misty October morning walk to the grocery store. I dropped my car off for inspection at a station just blocks from my house and took a walk from […]

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Birches 2, Radiance, ink with watercolor washes

I remember, after I’d spent two weeks on the ink drawing that is the basis of this work, holding a wet brush full of yellow watercolor, not sure it was the right thing to do, and absolutely sure I’d screw it up if painted it in. I’m so glad I took the chance. We have […]

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October Feline Featured Artwork and Desktop Calendar: “Studio Window, Autumn”

I featured this painting as my desktop calendar back in 2015. Most of the leaf color in it is from the maple I had cut down earlier this year, and photos of the cats up in the “treehouse” studio while the leaves were turning in years past show up in my posts. I still miss […]

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Autumn Colors, Autumn Themes in Cabochon Pendants

Last year’s flower show of pendants from the Panhandle Trail were a hit, so I made more for this year. But I could also picture other elements of nature, like the red-tailed hawks that constantly soar above against the blue sky, and the moon from my painting “Sycamore Moon”. I purchased a few bags of […]

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October Nature Desktop Calendar: Birches 1, Autumn Showers

From the time I met the paper birch in our front yard I have always been attracted to the delicately detailed white bark of birch trees which seemed to emit its own faint light in any season. Here, in the darkness of the woods, the grouping of white trunks looks like a crowd clustered for […]

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Evening Breeze on the Beach

No, I’m not on vacation, I painted this in 2000. I love that feeling of the breeze in the beach grasses, the sound of the waves breaking just over the dune, and the long and colorful shadows and warm sunlight, the day cooling as the sun begins to set. After the first time I visited […]

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Celebrate National Coloring Day With the Creative Cat Coloring Book

Well, there’s a day for everything, so why not a day for coloring? For fun and stress relief! I recently read about a Drexel University study of the effect of creating art on just about anyone—just 45 minutes of art creation can significantly reduce your levels of the stress hormone cortisol. And you don’t have […]

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Featured Artist on Dharma Trading

  Dharma Trading Company is one of the companies I’ve purchased art and merchandise materials from for over 20 years, including the white/natural blanks for tees and tote bags as well as the dyes and inks and paints I use in many of my printed works. I submitted my tiles for a featured artist profile […]

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Harvest Still Lifes in Oil Pastel

I got to visit a few of my original paintings from the 90s last year when I visited a customer/friend’s home with some framing. These two paintings are “Squashes” and “Green Apples” painted in oil pastel back when I was first experimenting with them 20 years ago. It’s always interesting to see earlier works and […]

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Ink and Watercolor Sketches Tiles

Back in 2012 when I was just a few months into my daily cat sketches I began experimenting with styles and media that I’d always wanted to use. One of these styles was the ink with watercolor wash style I’d seen so often on ceramic items like plates and vases, so as soon as I […]

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