Category Archives: charcoal

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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My Home Town Celebrates its 125th Anniversary

This year the town of Carnegie, Pennsylvania turns 125 years old. This weekend is the big celebration on Main Street. This weekend is the big celebration. I don’t travel too far to paint and sketch, but find new perspectives to share on the most familiar things around me. I have many paintings and photos of […]

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Giuseppe Resting, Original Charcoal Sketch

Not all original works are big pastels. I have a number of smaller sketches in charcoal and pencil, and I often like to leave a bit of a sketch unfinished or rough just to contrast with the detailed areas. So Giuseppe rests all the time, why draw him now? Just because he looked so velvety […]

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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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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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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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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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A Nice Pile of Clean Warm Socks

“Oh, thank you,” said Mr. Sunshine as he happily squinted and stepped into the pile of socks I was sorting and folding. “This is just…so nice…purrrrfect,” he said as he began purring loudly and kneading slowly and thoughtfully with both front paws. Cats and laundry just go together as if the laundry basket had a […]

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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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Curving Tracks, #30in30 Day Five

I am participating in Leslie Saeta’s annual “30 in 30” painting challenge this month. This is my painting for day 5. I took this photo a few years ago from an overpass and always wanted to sketch it in charcoal. The graceful curve of the tracks in any season, because I admire it all the […]

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