Sunset Beach, watercolor, 8 x 10, 2000 © Bernadette E. Kazmarski

Wishing I Was There

Sunset Beach, watercolor, 8 x 10, 2000 © Bernadette E. Kazmarski

Evening Beach, watercolor, 8 x 10, 2000 © Bernadette E. Kazmarski

I didn’t get to see the beach for the first time until I was 31 years old. But it was like a reunion, I felt as if I’d known it all my life the first time I ran from the parking lot, across the pier and steps and out onto the sand on a beach on Assateague Island, and straight into the water.

I also used 10 rolls of 36-exposure film, one of them entirely on one particular set of waves, trying to time it and get to know the moment I liked best (all of them). After the first time I visited the beach I discovered that sand was much like snow, my other favorite subject, in the tones and colors it held in all the different lights of day. I honed my skills on watercolor painting creating paintings from this vacation. I painted many paintings from that one vacation, and still reference the photos today.

I have always liked warm evening light, lengthening purple shadows and deepening colors. I wish I was standing in that warm sand and hearing that breeze rustle through the grass and ruffle through my hair, and hear the waves crashing on the beach.

Evening Beach is a watercolor, 8 x 10, painted in 2000. I offer it in three sizes and styles of prints. Below is a sample of a small canvas print.

I also offer an oversized greeting card, 5.5″ x 8.5″, with the image printed on natural watercolor paper. It’s so nice, you can even frame it. Comes with matching envelope.

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Shipping within the US is included in the cost of each print.

Prints up to 16″ x 20″ are shipped flat in a rigid envelope. Larger prints are shipped rolled in a mailing tube unless otherwise requested; flat shipping is an extra cost because it’s oversized.

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