"Jammin Jay Blues", pastel, 6 x 6 © Bernadette E. Kazmarski

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"Jammin Jay Blues", pastel, 6 x 6 © Bernadette E. Kazmarski

“Jammin Jay Blues”, pastel, 6 x 6 © Bernadette E. Kazmarski

When a bunch of blue jays get together, you know it. This one particular section of the mulberry tree in my backyard is a favorite place for jam sessions. I saw this group in the bare branches, noising it out like a random atonal brass quintet, and went to get my pastels and paper to sketch them from my back door.

While I sketched I realized I was visualizing a painting of van Gogh, his painting “Almond Blossom”. I had set up these small self-prepared pieces of pastel paper so I could experiment without having a fit about “wasting” a piece of drawing paper. I was glad to see that I may have actually accomplished that experiment here.

The painting just a little thing, 6″ x 6″, one of my favorites. The original was part of my 2004 exhibit, “Winter White”. I also offer this art as a card in my “Backyard Birds” series

And this painting has a wonderful home with a friend who also loves it very much.


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