"Peaches and Peonies", pastel, 23" x 17", 2008 © Bernadette E. Kazmarski

Peaches and Peonies, New Member

This New Member print is a signed digital print of my pastel painting “Peaches and Peonies” made in archival inks on Epson Velvet Art Paper. This print is 8″ x 11″ and is matted to fit an 11″ x 14″ frame with a pure white mat.

ABOUT THE ARTWORK


There it is, that moment that turns on all the lights for me…one of my cats in the sun, the conditions that have inspired most of my portraits. Cats are creatures of habit, and Peaches chose this spot to have her after-dinner bath every day for a few weeks when the sun was right; I knew it was a keeper whether a photo or a painting, so I photographed it several times over a period of several days, knowing I’d use at least one photo or all the photos as reference to create one painted image.

The painting illustrates a moment in my kitchen that I treasure because it includes Peaches, plus my painted white wood table with the vintage Battenburg lace table cover, three painted white chairs I’d picked up over the years and a hand-made white-painted cabinet that carried a story all on its own, plus a bouquet of peony flowers a friend had stopped and dropped off because she thought I’d like them. The reflections, the wrinkles in the cloth, everything is the memory of a part of my life, but so I’ve found, also familiar to others.

I took in Peaches and her sister Cream as 15-year-old fosters after their owner died. Peaches lived to be 20 and I feel as if she was with me for all those 20 years. Visit My Cats Gallery for more information about Peaches.

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