Tag Archives: pastel

A Gallery of Summer Artwork

I’ve featured a few of my favorites, and below is a collage of summer artwork you can choose from.

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A Special Gift for the Cat Guy in Your Life

In 2010 a friend and customer Carolyn said she’d like to commission me to create a portrait of her brother-in-law and his cat as a gift for his retirement from 40 years of teaching high school biology. The cat, Simba, was a great love of Fred, and had been for all Simba’s 17 years at […]

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April Nature Desktop Calendar: Pear Trees on Main Street

Spring has come round again, and Carnegie’s Main Street is once again awash in white blossoms—a little earlier than usual this year. A freeze damaged many of the blossoms and the display may not be as vibrant as usual, but I have a painting for that. In April, when the ornamental pears bloom, Main Street […]

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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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New in Feline Artwork, Bandit Will Steal Your Heart

SOMETIMES WE DON’T realize until years later that a series of odd circumstances has an intention beyond our control; often this involves the entry of one of our most cherished animal companions into the sphere of our life, and our entry into theirs. ~~~ One of the Great Rescues families, Bandit is one of my […]

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March Featured Artwork and Desktop Calendar: Morning Shift Studio

March is a month of change so the choice of feline art for this month is all over the place. This is often the month I’ll choose a monochromatic image or nearly so or even black and white because all other months have color associations for me but March has many, I had a dozen […]

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#30PaintingsIn30Days Review, #30in30

Well, I knew I wasn’t going to be able to do a painting for each of the 30 days, but I did 14 new paintings, and they were 14 ideas I’d been wanting to paint for a while, so I consider that a success, for me. I had five more planned, but things get in […]

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Promises to Keep, #30in30, Day 16

I am participating in Leslie Saeta’s annual “30 in 30” painting challenge this month. This is my painting for day 16. This panting is named for the famous poem by Robert Frost, Stopping By Woods on a Snowy Evening, which was my first thought when I walked around a bend in the trail to see […]

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Observant Gull, #30in30 Day 11

I am participating in Leslie Saeta’s annual “30 in 30” painting challenge this month. This is my painting for day 11. What can you say about gulls that is unique, since this is pretty much what they do all day? I’ve done a few other gull paintings and intend to do a few more, but […]

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Reflecting on Each Other, #30in30 Day 8

I am participating in Leslie Saeta’s annual “30 in 30” painting challenge this month. This is my painting for day 8. At this angle I could see a little splash of orange on the Granny Smith and a few specks of green on the Clementine. The light on each of them, the shadows and shapes […]

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