Category Archives: original artwork

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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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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A Nice Pile of Clean Warm Socks

“Oh, thank you,” said Mr. Sunshine as he happily squinted and stepped into the pile of socks I was sorting and folding. “This is just…so nice…purrrrfect,” he said as he began purring loudly and kneading slowly and thoughtfully with both front paws. Cats and laundry just go together as if the laundry basket had a […]

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We All Recognize This Look, “We’re Going Outside, Right?”

This art is “We’re Going Outside, Right? , 8″ wide x 10″ high pastel on acid-free Fabriano Tiziano Pastello drawing paper and Sennelier pastels © Bernadette E. Kazmarski, signed and dated 3/20/17. ABOUT THE ARTWORK It’s the first day of spring and a gorgeous morning. Mimi waits by the door, keeping an eye on me […]

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Commissioned Portrait: Two Portraits, Choose One

Too many ideas leads to two portraits, one for me and one for the customer! Several years ago I had the pleasure of painting a portrait of two beautiful rescued Borzois, Traveller and Emma. Their person was also a friend of mine and lived in an enviable remodeled home on a few hilltop acres with […]

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#30PaintingsIn30Days Review, #30in30

Well, I knew I wasn’t going to be able to do a painting for each of the 30 days, but I did 14 new paintings, and they were 14 ideas I’d been wanting to paint for a while, so I consider that a success, for me. I had five more planned, but things get in […]

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Touched By Evening, #30in30, Day 17

I am participating in Leslie Saeta’s annual “30 in 30” painting challenge this month. This is my painting for day 16. It’s sweet to study the buildings in an old small town where they rarely rise above four stories tall. I like to look at rooftops and caught this view while walking down a hill […]

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Studio Morning Shift, #30in30, Day 15

I am participating in Leslie Saeta’s annual “30 in 30” painting challenge this month. This is my painting for day 15, and it’s the first cat sketch I’ve done. I painted a number of portraits over the holidays so I moved to landscapes and other subjects first. I actually had a different image planned for […]

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Sparkling Gems, #30in30 Day 12

I am participating in Leslie Saeta’s annual “30 in 30” painting challenge this month. This is my painting for day 11. I have no idea why I chose to tackle this one today, except that after working on the water in yesterday’s little painting of a gull, the visualization I’ve had to do this painting […]

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Observant Gull, #30in30 Day 11

I am participating in Leslie Saeta’s annual “30 in 30” painting challenge this month. This is my painting for day 11. What can you say about gulls that is unique, since this is pretty much what they do all day? I’ve done a few other gull paintings and intend to do a few more, but […]

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