Morning Snow 1 and 2, each 8" x 8", pastel, 1998 © Bernadette E. Kazmarski

Morning Snow 1 and 2, a Backyard View

These two pastel are each 8″ x 8″, each of them views from my windows of early morning snow, just after sunrise when there’s a lot of color in the light. The very snowy winter of 1993 provided an abundance of photos—on film, remember—and these two scenes were memorable for their colors and patterns. I was fascinated at the multitude of colors in the early morning sunlight as it reflected on the snow, and in the colors in the shadows, so much blue!

I didn’t paint them until 1998, but all those years I envisioned two small paintings. I cropped these to squares, the first time I’d painted in that format but since then one of my favorites.

We only get heavy snows every few winters here in Western Pennsylvania, and going forward who knows if we’ll get that in the future, so being able to revel in the sparkling beauty of a winter morning after a heavy snowfall provided much inspiration. Recently I went back to that roll and found even more ideas.

These paintings were included in both my first solo exhibit in 2000: The Extraordinary in the Ordinary and my exhibit in 2004: Winter White, sharing my joy of the colors of winter.

I framed Morning Snow 1 and 2 as a set

Here they are framed.

Morning Snow 1 and 2 framed.

Morning Snow 1 and 2 framed.

I am selling as a pair, but could separate them. The originals are framed in a 1.25″ mahogany frame with antique gold detailing, triple matted with medium blue, cobalt and violet. Digital, giclee and canvas prints are also available.

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Shipping within the US is included in the cost of each item.

Prints up to 16″ x 20″ are shipped flat in a rigid envelope. Larger prints are shipped rolled in a mailing tube unless otherwise requested; flat shipping is an extra cost because it’s oversized.


The giclees are printed on acid-free hot press art paper for a smooth matte finish using archival inks. Giclee is the highest quality print available because the technique uses a dozen or more ink ports to capture all the nuances of the original painting, including details of the texture, far more sensitive than any other printing medium. Sometimes my giclees look so much like my originals that even I have a difficult time telling them apart when they are in frames.

I don’t keep giclee prints in stock for most of my works. Usually I have giclees printed as they are ordered unless I have an exhibit where I’ll be selling a particular print so there is a wait of up to two weeks before receipt of your print to allow for time to print and ship.


Digital prints are made on acid-free matte-finish natural white 100# cover using archival digital inks. While digital prints are not the quality of a giclee in capturing every nuance and detail of color, texture and shading, I am still very pleased with the outcome and usually only I as the artist, could tell where detail and color were not as sharp as the original. Digital prints are only available up to 11″ x 17″ and some of the prints are cropped to fit standard mat and frame sizes.

Digital prints have at least 1/2″ around the edges depending on the size of the print. All are countersigned by me.


I usually have at least one of the smaller sizes of canvases on hand, but order larger ones as they are ordered because I have limited storage space. Smaller canvases are a 3/4″ in depth, Canvases 12 x 16 and larger are 1-1/2″ in depth. This canvas mirrors the edges of the image around the sides.


I do all my own framing and can custom frame a print for you. Please ask.

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