"The Swimming Hole", pastel, 17 x 8, 2014 © Bernadette E. Kazmarski

“The Swimming Hole” New Member print

This New Member print is a signed digital print of my landscape painting “”The Swimming Hole”. Prints are made in archival inks on Epson Velvet Art Paper. This print is 8″ x 12″ and matted with a pure white mat to fit a 12″ x 16″ frame.


"The Swimming Hole", pastel, 17 x 8, 2014 © Bernadette E. Kazmarski

The Swimming Hole, 17 x 8, pastel © Bernadette E. Kazmarski

This painting was actually visualized during one of the visits with my great nieces and nephews and I knew I’d have to paint it, but this one came about in bits and pieces, and I’ll say it evolved over a period of years. I took a photo during one visit in 2010, but that wasn’t enough information when I decided I wanted to catch the whole scene, not just the kids in the water so I went back to the spot and took more photos on my own, but no one was in the water and it just wasn’t right.

On another visit in 2011 I took lots of reference photos from different angles and even did a small pencil sketch, then individual photos of them in the water, knowing I could never get out my pastels and paint them right there. In my studio the following year I lined up my photos and visualized something pretty close to this but couldn’t get a feel for it from just the photos, so I took my pastels to the trail the next summer, 2013, and laid down the basics of this sketch while there, trying to capture the colors and light and positioning of everything. I didn’t have all the colors with me which I needed and I knew I’d be working on it in my studio to add the kids in the water so I knew I wouldn’t be finishing it right then. I set the sketch in my holding area for more work, and there it sat. I finished it in time for my exhibit “Sun Shadow Ice & Snow: Seasons Along the Panhandle Trail”, the very first one in 2014.

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