Tag Archives: pastel paintings

Winter Sunbath, Warm Spots on the Coldest Days

I’d always wanted to paint this photo of my orange boy, Allegro. I took the photo in 1993 or 1994, and it’s been on my mind all this time. I wanted not so much to paint a portrait of Allegro as I wanted to capture that moment that was so much Allegro in his quiet, […]

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January Nature Desktop Calendar: Sycamore Moon

There are two large sycamore trees near the entrance of the Panhandle Trail, but because they are growing against a hill I don’t see them from this angle against the sky until I am headed back home, nearly at the trailhead, and often at dusk, especially the early dusk of a winter night. Because the […]

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A Quiet Winter Sunset

Celebrating a breathtaking, quiet and cold winter sunset on a friend’s farm for this season. “Winter” is a winter view of a friend’s family farm that I visited when I began painting en plein air. I found this frozen, still sunset absolutely beautiful, the quiet of the empty fields and big open sky, the sound […]

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Sweet Summertime: 25% off all Summer Originals and Prints

It’s hard to believe the longest day of the year is past already! It’s sweet summertime. Windows open to the long days, lots of sunshine along with the heat and storms of summer, I may not enjoy the last two so much but I do love the freedom of leaving the windows open day and […]

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The Quiet of a Summer Field

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 breeze, rustle of grass, one bird whistling, and that sense of eternity that I find in the quiet stillness of […]

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Summers Years Ago, “The Rope Swing”

How did we kids lived through our childhoods with things like rope swings available to us? I was thrilled to find a rope swing the first time I went exploring off the trail years ago and took a few swings on it myself just for fun, and when my great nieces and nephews came to […]

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Summer Solstice Newsletter From Portraits of Animals

It’s the Summer Solstice issue of my quarterly Nature & Wildlife e-newsletter featuring summer art and photos, new merchandise, summer-themed poetry and even a short story, plus upcoming exhibits. I always have a special discount with each issue. Click here to read the newsletter Sign up if you’re not already a recipient. This newsletter is […]

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Custom Artwork as Gifts

Whether to remember the home you grew up in, give a gift to your parents as they move from the family home, or remember a special shared place in a way that a photo can’t convey, a painting can create an atmosphere and a gift that is completely unique. Sometimes I’m fortunate to meet a […]

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25% Off All Art and Gifts

< 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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Original Art 25% Off, a Few Samples

Purchasing a piece of original artwork for yourself or as a gift is no small decision because it’s generally no small expense. Prints are less expensive, but even if the print is excellent quality and identical dimensions of the original you don’t see the live work, the layers of paint or pastel, the actual lines […]

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