Tag Archives: en plein air

Lilacs and Laundry in My Back Yard

What got me in trouble this afternoon in 2013 when I should have gotten some work done inside was how cute my laundry looked with the lilac blooming above it, and the roses on the gate, and the first geraniums and spring flowers. I have a thing for laundry in paintings, so I decided to […]

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Serenity, A Long Summer Sunset

This sailboat drifted lazily for hours on the calm waters of Lake Arthur in Western Pennsylvania. As the August afternoon tended toward evening, the sky began to grow pink and the shadows darkened and lengthened, and the serene moment seemed to last for hours. Painted en plein air as I sat on one of the […]

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2017: Sun Shadow Ice & Snow, Seasons on the Panhandle Trail August 25-26

Join me for my fourth annual exhibit SUN SHADOW ICE & SNOW seasons along the panhandle trail Paintings, sketches and photographs Opening Friday August 25, 2017 5:00 P.M. through Saturday August 26 9:00 P.M. Panhandle Trail Quarry Area as part of Rock The Quarry FEATURED WORK: “Dramatic Light”, digital photo, March 10, 2017 . . […]

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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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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 Quiet of a Summer Field

“Summer Field”, pastel, 10″ x 12″, 1998. The original and digital, giclee and canvas prints are available. ABOUT THE ARTWORK It’s not about the trees and grass and sky, it’s not about what you can see, it’s about what you can’t see–the hush of a hilltop field on a summer afternoon, the whisper of a […]

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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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My Neighbor’s Laundry, Oddly Inspiring

“My Neighbor’s Laundry”, acrylic painting on board 6″ X 12″, painted in 2005. Prints available on canvas and paper. ABOUT THE ARTWORK This could be anywhere, but Carnegie really is a place where people still use their backyards to hang laundry, including me. And it really is my neighbor’s back yard on a lovely summer […]

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Serenity, A Long Summer Sunset

This is a signed digital print of an original painting, “Serenity”, pastel, that’s 5 x 20, just a long which I painted to fit a frame I recycled. ABOUT THE ARTWORK This sailboat drifted lazily for hours on the calm waters of Lake Arthur in Western Pennsylvania. As the August afternoon tended toward evening, the […]

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