Category Archives: still lifes

Keepsakes Made from Vintage Cardboard Cigar Boxes

A month ago I posted a photo of my fine felines sitting atop a box of something that was soon to be another project, as soon as they processed the contents by sleeping on them. They handed those contents over to me I set aside this past weekend to get it done. More cigar box […]

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Winter Still Life, Green Apples in Angled Winter Sun

That deeply angled winter sunlight reaches farther into the windows than summer sunlight, into the corner with the fruit bowl. I’ve been looking at the late afternoon sun hitting this vintage ceramic bowl where I keep my apples and enjoying the shapes of the apples, the reflections on the bowl with its uneven design in […]

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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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Reflecting on Each Other, #30in30 Day 8

I am participating in Leslie Saeta’s annual “30 in 30” painting challenge this month. This is my painting for day 8. At this angle I could see a little splash of orange on the Granny Smith and a few specks of green on the Clementine. The light on each of them, the shadows and shapes […]

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Four Peppers, Fresh From the Market

These four colorful peppers in one end of my basket were eye-catchingly beautiful and mouth-wateringly tempting. They’re not absolutely uniform, perfectly formed, evenly colored and even have a little bit of soil still on them from a rain earlier in the day. They are good, honest farmer’s market peppers, picked that day, sorted, washed and […]

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Clementines, Framed Original Pastel

This is the cool thing about being an artist: anything can be an inspiration, including the angled autumn sun on some clementines you just bought, and you not only get to paint them, but then you get to eat them. It’s a great deal. Clementines, pastel, 10″ x 5″ © Bernadette E. Kazmarski This sketch […]

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The Splendor of Autumn and Welcome to Winter 2016

< The Studio of Bernadette E. Kazmarski presents The Splendor of Autumn and Welcome to Winter 2016 Original Art and Prints and Greeting Cards for the Season Autumn has arrived in the angle and color of sunlight, leaves beginning to change from green to their autumn brilliance, geese flying south and my bird feeders mobbed […]

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Something A Little Different, A Book Cover Illustration

Along with my fine art, I’ve also been a commercial artist, graphic designer, illustrator and professional writer for my entire career. I am working on the cover for book number 19 for author Patricia Fry, and I regularly feature these covers on The Creative Cat. The most recent one I’m featuring there is cover number […]

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Hat With Wildflowers, the Last Sketch of a Day En Plein Air

Hat With Wildflowers, pastel, 5.5″ x 8.5″, 2013 © Bernadette E. Kazmarski ABOUT THE ARTWORK Kind of sweet and sentimental and actually the last sketch I did on my roundabout trip to the grocery store with pastels and camera. When I came home and parked my bike to unpack it, I untied the bunch of […]

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The Perfect Place, a Garden Treasure

The Perfect Place, Pastel, 10″ x 10″, 1995 © Bernadette E. Kazmarski. The originial is sold but prints are available on paper or canvas. ABOUT THE ARTWORK Just one little careful study of sun on the bench and flowers, from anothers’ garden. My own garden bench should be so well landscaped. SHIPPING AND CHARGES Shipping […]

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