May Nature Desktop Calendar: Social Isolation

pastel painting of trees in spring woods

“Social Isolation”, pastel, 7 x 9 © Bernadette E. Kazmarski

When I considered which image to feature for May I decided it had to be my newest painting, “Social Isolation”.  Even through May the trees still haven’t fully leafed out, and at least at the moment we are still socially isolating. And because I can’t seem to get picture frames delivered to me I still have this on the wall in my studio and I look at it all the time, and I’m awfully fond of it and wanted to share it again.

It’s a phrase of the times, but it’s kind of how I always felt when I walked in the woods, and I always enjoyed that time alone with the trees and the shadows and the sun.

Two years later, I finally had the chance to return to the woods in spring, after my hip replacement, and driving my new used car. I knew how much I’d missed these walks in the woods, scouting spring ephemerals among the trees, barefoot for the first time of the year. I didn’t think I’d last four hours, but I did.

I walked up and down hills, waded Robinson Run, took lots of photographs, and planned to do at least a sketch in pastel. Alas, it drizzled nearly the entire time I was there, and water and pastel don’t always work well together. So I kept this idea in mind, took a good photo of the scene, and decided I’d do it as soon as I could. Two days, that must be a record for me.

As I was getting artwork together for last year’s Panhandle Trail exhibit I had intended to exhibit paintings and prints organized into the seasons, and realized I had a serious shortage of spring artwork. I set out with that in mind.

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“Social Isolation”, pastel, 7 x 9, on pastello pastel paper. The original will be framed and I will also make prints and canvases. Please visit the product post here.

This month’s desktop calendar

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If these sizes don’t work for your device, or if you have problems, please let me know. Often I can troubleshoot the reason an image won’t download or won’t load on your device, but if I just can’t figure it out I can just email it to you and hope that works.

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  1. Click on one of the images below that matches the dimensions of your monitor to open the image in a new page.
  2. For desktop computers and laptops, right-click on that image and on a desktop computer choose “save as desktop wallpaper” or “save as background” or whichever option your operating system gives you to be able to do this. You may also simply save it to your hard drive and set it as your background from there.
  3. For mobile devices, press on the image to bring up a menu and choose “open in new window”. Go to that window and press until a menu appears and choose as “set as wallpaper” or “set as lock screen” or whatever you’d like—this is slightly different on all devices.

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Desktop calendar 2560 x 1440 for HD and wide screens.

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Desktop calendar, 1280 x 1024 for square and laptop monitors.

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Desktop calendar, 600 x 800 for large mobile devices and tablets.

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Desktop calendar, for 400 x 712 for mobile phones.

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