"Colorful", 11" x 15", soft pastel , 2015 © Bernadette E. Kazmarski

Colorful in Winter

"Colorful", 11" x 15", soft pastel , 2015 © Bernadette E. Kazmarski

“Colorful”, 11″ x 15″, soft pastel , 2015 © Bernadette E. Kazmarski

Even if you live in the city you’ll find wildlife everywhere.

“Colorful” is one of my favorite duck images on Chartiers Creek from my walks to Main Street. I took the photo several years ago of the mallard balancing on one leg with morning sun reflecting brightly off off an orange brick building on the other bank of the creek as well as the blue winter sky. Winter can be drab in moments, but it is often quite colorful with the warm browns and reds and the cool deep green of the mallard’s feathers and the reflections of all the colors of the day on the gently rippling water. Alas, though I had wanted to paint it en plein air, neither the ducks nor the lighting were cooperative so I finally decided to rough in a background and shapes on site, but finish it from the photo.

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Each season when I publish my quarterly Nature & Wildlife newsletter I extend a 25% discount on all original art that features the season, but for winter I discount all original art so you can start shopping for the holidays and find new art for the new year. For the first two months of the discount it’s only available to list members, but for the last month of each season I extend the offer to everyone. If you’d like to have the first chance at this discount, please sign up for my quarterly Nature & Wildlife newsletter.


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“Colorful” is pastel, 12″ x 16″ on hand prepared pastel board. The original of this painting is still available, framed in a 1″ solid wood decorative gold 16″ x 20″ frame with a white mat. The framed original is the only thing available for a 25% discount, but the image is also available as digital, giclee and canvas prints, and greeting cards.

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