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I like to thank each person who signs up for an account on Portraits of Animals. Each new member receives a thank-you gift not only as an honest thanks from me for signing up, but also so that you can see a sample of my art and the quality of my merchandise, even if you’ve been a customer already and purchased from me in other places.

watercolor of tortoiseshell cat

This New Member print is a signed digital print of my oil pastel sketch “Draw Me Like One of Your French Cats,” made in archival inks on Epson Velvet Art Paper. This print is 8″ x 10″, matted in pure white mat board for an 11″ x 14″ frame.



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watercolor of tortoiseshell cat

Draw Me Like One of Your French Cats, watercolor and pastel pencil, 8 x 10 © Bernadette E. Kazmarski

I just couldn’t resist. when Sienna decided to help me make the bed by showing me her belly and looking coy. Especially on that woven throw with its all-over pattern of fruits and leaves, I just had to draw her! Well, paint her, but “draw” is what she actually said in the movie, so I’ll go with that.

Yes, this painting is brand new. One of my goals for this year, and the month of January, was more art! And also new art that I could use for my monthly desktop calendars. Mission accomplished from a photo I took in November, the best photo of sooooo many.

Sienna is one of my TNR kitties who turned out to be friendly and adoptable, but she developed a urinary issue that tends to turn off adopters so she’s still with me. She is very shy but a total love and silly and purry and playful.  She loves to help make the bed and rolls around and chirps and races back and forth. She posed like this more than once, and from the very first time I visualized a painting of her, on this blanket, with this title. Lots of photos later I had a selection to choose from, and this was the winner.

When I started painting I thought the throw looked odd without the woven pattern, it just needed that texture. I had used a textured watercolor paper, then also used a piece of linen to “print” a fabric pattern in medium gray watercolor where I needed it to add the texture of the throw. Then when the watercoloring was done I finished Sienna’s fur with white, orange and russet pastel highlights and furs on that sweet belly.

I love cats on floral and decorative patterns, and that theme has been one I’ve wanted to pursue for years. Purrhaps a solid-color kitty would have been a better choice as she seems to blend into the background, but that makes it fun to discover her.

 

You can also find this image in my gallery of feline artwork.

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pastel of ocean sunrise

This New Member print is a signed digital print of my pastel “Atlantic Sunrise”. Prints are made in archival inks on Epson Satin Photo Paper. This print is 8″ x 10″ and is matted with a cream mat to fit an 11″ x 14″ frame.



pastel of ocean sunrise

Atlantic Sunrise, pastel, 23″ x 17″, 1994 © Bernadette E. Kazmarski

ABOUT THE ARTWORK

I saw the ocean for the first time when I was 30, and was completely overwhelmed with all the sights and sounds of the area. This scene is the beach on Assateague Island, VA, on a foggy September morning. At first, I could only hear the waves and not see them, then the sun rose high enough above the fog to light the scene in rich gold.

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Tricolor Girls Settling Down for a Nap, pastel, 14 x 14, 2022 © Bernadette E. Kazmarski

This New Member print is a signed digital print of my in drawing “Tri-color Girls Settling Down for a Nap”. This print is 8 x 8 and is matted to fit a 12 x 12 frame.



Tricolor Girls Settling Down for a Nap, pastel, 14 x 14, 2022 © Bernadette E. Kazmarski

Tricolor Girls Settling Down for a Nap, pastel, 14 x 14, 2022 © Bernadette E. Kazmarski

They may be well-camouflaged among the pillows, but that’s the way they liked it. My three precious tri-color girls settle down for a nap on the bed on a bright, sunny winter afternoon, February 27, 2007. Peaches was 17, Cookie, 15, and Kelly, 14. Peaches had been with us for about 18 months, but it was as if these three had always been together; this is not the only photo of the three of them on the bed from that era. It was a regular thing. The memories are precious. You can read more about this artwork in the product post here.

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Geraniums and Parsley (uncropped), watercolor, 6 x 9 © Bernadette E. Kazmarski

Your New Member Gift print of my watercolor “Geraniums and Parsley” is an 8″ x 11″ print matted in white to fit an 11″ x 14″ frame.



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Geraniums and Parsley (uncropped), watercolor, 6 x 9 © Bernadette E. Kazmarski

Geraniums and Parsley (uncropped), watercolor, 6 x 9 © Bernadette E. Kazmarski

An artist in one of the groups I post in said she could feel the “absolute joy” in this painting. Yes, the exuberance of nature on a beautiful summer day, and my joy at even just a little bit of life and color to be inspired by in the year I didn’t have a garden.

I always have a few pots of herbs on the deck and a few pots of geraniums on the steps. I’ve always had a big garden but for two years after trees fell I did not, and those herbs and geraniums were all I had. But when I looked out the back door, the bright red and pink, the bright light green parsley alight with mid-day sunlight in the blue Chinese pot, and the trees out at the end of the yard were more welcome than I’d ever imagined. I smiled when I looked at the scene wanting to remember it. The bright colors and complex greens also made me want to paint it.

When I painted this I was working on my “spatters”— I decided this would be a good painting to see what spattering with various brushes with paint and water could to with the background. I think they worked pretty well here. I also piled paint up in the upper left where it’s dark, and let it spill and move over the paper, then let it dry to form the leaves in the trees. I like it.

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Blue and Yellow, Watercolor, 8.25 x 8.25, 2022 © Bernadette E. Kazmarski.

This New Member print is a signed digital print of my watercolor “Blue and Yellow”. This print is 8.25″ x 8.25″ and matted with a white mat to fit a 12″ x 12″ frame.



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Blue and Yellow, Watercolor, 8.25 x 8.25, 2022 © Bernadette E. Kazmarski.

Blue and Yellow, Watercolor, 8.25 x 8.25, 2022 © Bernadette E. Kazmarski.

This time of the year is always about the first bursts of color, especially blooming things. I always have a stem or two or more of forsythia in my kitchen, and in those brief moments of sunshine the yellow is warm and brilliant before the classic Blue Willow dishes.

I took a bunch of photos of the forsythia in my kitchen on April 8, 2006, and this one in particular stayed with me. The late afternoon sun angles in at that time of the year, and it just highlighted the area with the forsythia branch, as if it was intentional, but the clear light also defined the detailed pattern on the Blue Willow dishes. I love both. And not only was the sun’s natural highlight inspiring, but the shadows were as well, in the deep areas where the pattern is muted, and the middle areas where there is reflected light within the shadow.

Such a simple image, and so much to see within it. I wanted to paint this photo from that day on, both for all the inspirations I found in it and my love for paintings of little domestic settings with all their everyday details. I’m glad I finally did!

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mallard ducks on pond

This New Member print is a signed digital print of my pastel painting “Swimming in Gold”. Prints are made in archival inks on acid-free Epson art paper. This print is 8″ x 10″  with a white black core mat to fit an 11″ x 14″ frame.



mallard ducks on pond

Swimming in Gold

ABOUT THE ART

October 2020 was the most incredibly beautiful autumn in many years. Ironically, because of the pandemic, I had the time to run around to the woods and trails and parks to photograph as much as I could, and it was a fairly safe thing to do in that time.

And the time was perfect to capture this photo, especially the time of day when the angle of the sun cast minimal shadows as the maple trees around the duck pond layered color on the rippled water with tiny bits of sky as a backdrop to the pair of perfect mallard ducks.

You can also find this photo in my galleries of Nature and Wildlife photography.

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painting of black cat at window watching hummingbird

This New Member print is a signed digital print of my watercolor “Mimi’s Little Visitor”. Prints are made in archival inks on Epson Silky Photo Paper. This print is 8″ x 11″ and matted an 11″ x 14″ frame.



painting of black cat at window watching hummingbird

Mimi’s Little Visitor, watercolor, 8 x 10 © Bernadette E. Kazmarski

ABOUT THE ARTWORK

I was very honored and excited when Deb Barnes, then president of the Cat Writers Association, contacted me at the end of March 2020 with a very special commission, to create the artwork for the thank you note that would be given by the organization to the many sponsors, donors and others who helped their annual conference be a success. That painting is Mimi in the Formal Garden, which won both a Certificate of Excellence and a Muse™ Medallion in last year’s CWA Communications Contest.

I was possibly more honored and excited when, in September, as immediate past president, she again contacted me for artwork for a thinking of you, get well, all-purpose greeting card to be used by CWA for correspondence with members.

Her idea this time was again to include little Mimi cat with flowers in a very colorful composition. Another opportunity for a cat painting that I’d been wanting to do! And which would also go into the hands of cat lovers who, like me, were members of this organization.

You can read all about how I put this image together in the product post for Mimi’s Little Visitor.

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You can find more feline artwork in the galleries Feline Artwork, My Cats and Daily Sketches.

About the CWA

Conceived on November 21, 1992, the Cat Writers’ Association is a worldwide, 300 members plus organization comprised of a wide variety of talent, supporting evolving mediums and platforms such as Fine Arts, Journalism, Social Media, Graphic Design, Writing, Radio, Television, Videography, Podcasts, Websites, Blogs, Photography, Illustration, Cartoons, and so much more! Their goal, whether through humorous and lighthearted pieces, to serious, highly technical information is to improve the quality of cat information for the general public and to inspire, educate, and inform.

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Summer Back Road, pastel on prepared board, 8 x 12 © Bernadette E. Kazmarski

This New Member print is a signed digital print of my pastel painting “Summer Back Road” and is made in archival inks on Epson Velvet Art Paper. This print is 8″ x 11″ and matted with a pure white black core mat to fit an 11″ x 14″ frame.



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Summer Back Road, pastel on prepared board, 8 x 12 © Bernadette E. Kazmarski

Summer Back Road, pastel on prepared board, 8 x 11 © Bernadette E. Kazmarski

“Let’s go for a ride!”

Back in the 60s in homes with no air conditioning, a mid-summer car ride on a country road with all the windows open was a real treat. Funny how just riding around and looking at things was a regular form of entertainment, even in the early days of television. Ice cream for the ride was a rare bonus.

Much of the land around where I live, very near where I grew up, was active farmland then. I have carried those memories of fields and cows and horses and barns and woods to today. Almost any spot along winding, hilly back roads through fields with old trees and fence posts is a worthy spot for painting.

This image is one of many I liked best of the group I’ve been taking over the years for various reasons. The tree in the center is the main subject if you ask me, and I like the way it owns the road. The road itself leads straight into the scene, unlike most of my road sketches where the roads have bends. The field on the left gently reaches up and up and up out of the shadow in the left corner. That fluffy summer sky is just so pretty, just enough cloud, just enough blue, it’s all almost overwhelmingly perfect. It’s a scene that always makes me feel very expansive, positive, wanting to run to the top of the hill as I did when I was a child when I saw such a place. The whole scene has a very simple color palette, and where I like to add complementary colors to most of my paintings to liven up the shadows and highlights, I wanted to maintain the scene’s simple, literal sense. A summer day is very uncomplicated.

It’s painted in soft pastel on a self-prepared board. Where I had added the pastel grounds smoothly on other boards, I stippled it on this one intending to use it for a scene that had fine details, like the leaves on the trees. I used that texture to build the textures all over the painting.

I was honored that this painting was featured on Facebook by Keith Linwood Stover in his Artists Supporting Artists Cyber Art Show.

I participated in Leslie Saeta’s annual “30 in 30” painting challenge in January 2017. This was my painting for day 3. Read my wrap-up of all my paintings from this painting challenge. See all the art from this and other painting challenges on Creative Challenges.

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"Two Cats After van Gogh", oil pastel, 6" x 5" © Bernadette E. Kazmarski

This New Member print is a signed digital print of my oil pastel “Two Cats After van Gogh” made in archival inks on Epson Velvet Art Paper. This print is 5″ x 7″ and matted to fit an 8″ x 10″ frame with a pure white mat.



ABOUT THE ARTWORK

"Two Cats After van Gogh", oil pastel, 6" x 5" © Bernadette E. Kazmarski

“Two Cats After van Gogh”, oil pastel, 6″ x 5″ © Bernadette E. Kazmarski

It’s hard to believe it’s been 10 years since I saw the exhibit “Van Gogh Up Close” and came home with a head full of ideas—and that evening sketched Giuseppe and Mr. Sunshine on the landing for my first “Cats After van Gogh” sketch, a theme and style that’s stayed with me for over a dozen other sketches and created a new style for my art. I’m celebrating the original sketch today, and all the oil pastel art I’ve created since plus the many gift items I’ve made with this and other oil pastel sketches.

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"Bath, Interrupted", pastel, 13" x 10" © Bernadette E. Kazmarski

This New Member print is a signed digital print of “Bath, Interrupted” made in archival inks on Strathmore Cotton. It is 8 x 10 and matted to fit an 11 x 14 frame with a pure white mat.



"Bath, Interrupted", pastel, 13" x 10" © Bernadette E. Kazmarski

“Bath, Interrupted”, pastel, 13″ x 10″ © Bernadette E. Kazmarski

About the artwork

Yes, it’s my little butterfly Mariposa giving me that “I’ve so got you wrapped around my fluffy tail” expression as she pauses in her toilette to pose for yet another photo.

I’ve been planning to paint her as she is, not as I imagine or would like to pose her. I’ve been just waiting to get to know her a little better by constantly studying her—oh, please, twist my arm, make me stalk one of my cats and take endless photos. They enjoy all the attention and praise for permitting me to get a good photo. The continued study is to find the habits, postures and expressions that really belong to Mariposa. And also to see her in the places she likes best, and she loves the bed.

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painting of two cats and sunflowers

This New Member print is a signed digital print of “Olivia and Archie”. This print is 8 x 10 and matted with a pure white mat to fit an 11 x 14 frame.



painting of two cats and sunflowers

Olivia and Archie, pastel, 8 x 10 © Bernadette E. Kazmarski

This painting was originally an illustration for a cozy cat mystery book cover, Olivia’s Secret, by author Patricia Fry whose book covers I’ve illustrated since 2013. I still have all the original art and this recent cover kept catching my eye as a nice painting of two cats with flowers, which is not always typical of art for book covers.

Olivia, the calico cat, is the subject of the series of mysteries and is also the author’s cat. Patricia describes the idea she has to me and supplies photos of Olivia for me to use in designing the illustrations, and I do the rest. Archie, the ginger cat, is a friend of Olivia’s and shows up in the stories now and then. In this instance, sunflowers played a part in the mystery, and she wanted them positioned on a porch. The book covers are 5″ x 8″ so I need to compose vertically and steps work well, and the green in the reference photo I used made a vibrant background. There is more to the illustration top and bottom, but those areas are where the cover and other information go, and have little detail.

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Market Flowers

This New Member print is a signed digital print of my photo “Market Flowers”. Prints are made in archival inks on Epson Silky Photo Paper. This print is 8″ x 11″ and matted with a pure white mat to fit an 11″ x 14″ frame.

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ABOUT THE ARTWORK
I visit many farmer’s markets through the summer now that every community seems to have one at least once a week, to purchase what my garden is not producing. All the farmers are local and are small family farms and I enjoy meeting the people who grow my food, and who took the time to pick it and sort it and wash it and pack it the day of the market. This particular farmer had buckets and buckets of flowers and in the light from the sky all the flowers were so vibrant I couldn’t pass them up.

 

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