The Spring Woods, 8” x 12”, pastel © Bernadette E. Kazmarski

Along the Trail in “Spring Woods”

The Spring Woods, 8” x 12”, pastel © Bernadette E. Kazmarski

The Spring Woods, 8” x 12”, pastel © Bernadette E. Kazmarski

Off in the woods in early spring to photograph the fresh new wildflowers, I love the woods itself, damp, muddy, brown and green, the sunshine suddenly muted by young leaves, the very air a pale green, the water far below running fast with spring rains.

This trail is the one I walk to photograph most of the early spring wildflowers, like Nodding Trillium, My Best Frond and Red Trillium, and it was in this very mud that I laid down on my belly to get the photograph. I couldn’t paint from life that day, but I used a photo of the trail I took that day as the reference for this painting.

This trail is somewhat difficult, steadily up and pretty steep with deep dips here and there, lots of roots and rocks. The original trail continues up the hill to the road at the top, but at one point it also continues along the edge above Robinson Run, at times very high above until to starts its descent to a clearing.

Which way do we go?

Which way do we go?

At a point farther along that section is where I painted “Running Through the Woods”, featuring the same two kids, my great-niece and great-nephew.

"Running Through the Woods", pastel, 20" x 14" © Bernadette E. Kazmarski

“Running Through the Woods”, pastel, 20″ x 14″ © Bernadette E. Kazmarski


Spring Woods, Pastel, 8″ x 12″, in soft pastel on 2-ply illustration board, available as and digital, giclee and canvas prints.

The original was framed with a 2″ wood molded with inner and outer scoop and marbled copper finish. Mats are pale yellow bottom mat and spring green with olive green core top mat. I can frame a digital print in just that combination.

Spring Woods frame.


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.


The giclees are printed on acid-free hot press art paper for a smooth matte finish using archival inks. Giclee is the highest quality print available because the technique uses a dozen or more ink ports to capture all the nuances of the original painting, including details of the texture, far more sensitive than any other printing medium. Sometimes my giclees look so much like my originals that even I have a difficult time telling them apart when they are in frames.

I don’t keep giclee prints in stock for most of my works. Usually I have giclees printed as they are ordered unless I have an exhibit where I’ll be selling a particular print so there is a wait of up to two weeks before receipt of your print to allow for time to print and ship.


Digital prints are made on acid-free matte-finish natural white 100# cover using archival digital inks. While digital prints are not the quality of a giclee in capturing every nuance and detail of color, texture and shading, I am still very pleased with the outcome and usually only I as the artist, could tell where detail and color were not as sharp as the original. Digital prints are only available up to 11″ x 17″ and some of the prints are cropped to fit standard mat and frame sizes.

Digital prints have at least 1/2″ around the edges depending on the size of the print. All are countersigned by me.


Because the standard size canvas prints are not proportional to the original painting, canvas prints of this painting will have a portion cropped off.

I usually have at least one of the smaller sizes of canvases on hand, but order larger ones as they are ordered because I have limited storage space. Smaller canvases are a 3/4″ in depth, Canvases 12 x 16 and larger are 1-1/2″ in depth. I set them up so the image runs from edge to edge, then the sides are black or white or sometimes I slip in a color that coordinates with the painting. This canvas mirrors the edges of the image around the sides.


I do all my own framing and can custom frame a print for you. Please ask.


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