Tag Archives: pastel sketch

December Nature Desktop Calendar: Accent

Cardinals brighten my back yard all year round, and are especially brilliant on a snowy day. My back yard is a registered Backyard Wildlife Habitat and I have let brush and brambles fill in at the corners; this cardinal is in a tangle of wild grapevines with a fresh fall of snow. This was done […]

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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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Groceries, Art, and My Hat With Wildflowers

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 wildflowers I’d gathered and my sketching hat from the back of my bike and set […]

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Happy Easter From Our Backyard Bunny

It’s one of our backyard bunnies. I’d been watching them since early morning in my yard and the neighbor’s, the grass bright green and the sun shining warm through their tall ears, and decided I’d eventually do a sketch of them, too, back in the days of my daily cat sketches. And then I decided […]

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We All Recognize This Look, “We’re Going Outside, Right?”

This art is “We’re Going Outside, Right? , 8″ wide x 10″ high pastel on acid-free Fabriano Tiziano Pastello drawing paper and Sennelier pastels © Bernadette E. Kazmarski, signed and dated 3/20/17. ABOUT THE ARTWORK It’s the first day of spring and a gorgeous morning. Mimi waits by the door, keeping an eye on me […]

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Dead End, #30in30 Day Four

I am participating in Leslie Saeta’s annual “30 in 30” painting challenge this month. This is my painting for day 4. I just love a row of houses in the sun. This street dead ends at the top of the bank of Chartiers Creek. The houses have been there over a century, flooded several times, […]

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Panhandle Trail Artwork 25% Off through Autumnal Equinox

Panhandle Trail Artwork 25% Off through Autumnal Equinox on Portraits of Animals

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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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January Featured Artwork and Desktop Calendar: "Rolling Around"

There is still time to enjoy this desktop calendar in the month of January, and even after that you can still order a print on paper or canvas. I’ve been planning on using this art as a winter month desktop calendar for quite some time, and I’m so glad the time has finally come around! […]

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