Category Archives: pencil

Summer Morning from the Deck, a Memory Painted in Midwinter

When I participated in Leslie Saeta’s annual “30 in 30” painting challenge last January I had prepared myself with reference photos I’d taken because I really wanted to paint them that could be done as a fairly quick sketch. Often those quick sketches are really familiar things, like this view out my kitchen door, over […]

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Memorial Day Parade, from the “My Home Town” Series

The good old traditional parade on the good old traditional Main Street, in my home town of Carnegie, PA. I am not a big fan of parades but my mother loved them, so every year until the year before she died I set us up on Main Street regardless of the weather and we cheered […]

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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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The Mourning Doves Are Biding Their Time

Something about the light today, this bright overcast with nearly all the leaves suddenly gone, the birds sitting very still in the bare trees, reminds me of this pencil drawing inspired by such a day. What do doves do all day? Just kind of hang out waiting for something to happen? The doves always seem […]

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Namir and His Conversation With a Daisy

It’s daisy time, and July is also the time I remember Namir, so it’s time to feature this little sketch, “Conversation With a Daisy”. About the artwork, and Namir The original sketch of Conversation With a Daisy, Pencil, is sold but a variety of prints and a note card are available. The original sketch was […]

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Commissioned Portrait Specials for Fathers, Mothers and More

I’m offering 25% off the purchase of a portrait certificate or a commissioned portrait that is booked between now and June 30, 2016, whether it’s for mother, father, grandparents or any of those special persons who encouraged your love of animals. Use the coupon code MOTHERSFATHERSDAY25 and purchase a certificate below or on Portraits of […]

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Sleeping Beauty, My First “Real” Drawing

This is a pencil drawing , “Sleeping Beauty”, pencil, 18″ x 16″, 1987 © Bernadette E. Kazmarski [ss_product id=’43b22058-3114-11e6-8653-0cc47a075d76′ ]Feline Artwork “Sleeping Beauty”[/ss_product] About the drawing, and Sally You can also browse “Feline Pencil Sketches” for this card as well as other pencil sketches of my cats. Sally was an Angora-mix cat who was deaf. […]

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