Tag Archives: snow

Featured Gallery: Dramatic Light

It’s just a year since that incredible morning, March 10, when I raced to capture the sun breaking through heavy clouds after a snow and ice storm the night before. When I saw the snow that morning, just an inch or two carefully blanketing each branch and twig in the tree outside my window I […]

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Featured Gallery: Winter White, My 2004 Solo Exhibit

small studies illuminated by the stark light of winter a series of small sketches inspired by winter in pastel, watercolor, pencil and pen and ink from the trails to the backyard completed en plein air and indoors by Bernadette E. Kazmarski February 12 to March 10, 2004 Opening Reception February 12, 6 to 9 pm […]

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Watching Birds in Snow

These birds were actually pecking around in the snow under a bird feeder, but their random order and little shadows were intriguing. This was done en plein air—but not outside so I wouldn’t cause the birds to fly off. In winter I have feeders visible from just about every window. Watching the birds gather, mill […]

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Frosty Morning, Just Before Sunrise

It looks like this out there this morning. The coldest, frostiest mornings always seem to come in January, right after all the warmth and color of the holiday season. I painted this in January 2012, standing at my window to sketch the basics but finishing from a photo, the light so fleeting. I look at […]

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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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Familiar Winter Scene

The graceful curve of the railroad tracks in any season, because I admire it all the time, is an inspiration to create. In the starkness of the snowy day, the minimized palette honestly black and white even in a photo, the trees rising straight up all around, marching up the steep hill toward the sky […]

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Promises to Keep

The woods are lovely, dark and deep, But I have promises to keep, And miles to go before I sleep, And miles to go before I sleep. Excerpt from Robert Frost, “Stopping by Woods on a Snowy Evening” from The Poetry of Robert Frost, edited by Edward Connery Lathem. Copyright 1923, © 1969 by Henry […]

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The Storybook Christmas Eve

It’s the view of the houses behind me on the night of a heavy snowstorm, but if any painting I’ve done ever looked like the classic Christmas Eve scene this one is it. What I said the night I painted it, “If snow is what you’ve got, then snow is what you paint—I’m going to […]

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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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Dusk in the Woods

ABOUT THE ARTWORK That “blue time of day”…a quick walk in the woods after a heavy snowfall as clouds parted and the sun set on the distant horizon, bare trees like sentinels. This time of day always carries a certain melancholy for me, as if a deep instinctive part of me realizes the sun is […]

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