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

Blue and Yellow, Watercolor

Blue and Yellow, Watercolor and watercolor markers, 8.25 x 8.25, the original is sold but prints on paper and canvas are available


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!

A special framed print

Blue and Yellow framed print.

Blue and Yellow framed print.

Above is how I framed the original, but the person who purchased the original 16″ x 16″ didn’t want the white frame and bigger mat. I chose a different frame and cut a new mat for it, but I kept the original and framed a print using the original mat and frame. This is available for $100.00, but it will be the only one available with this combination. After this all prints will be framed with 12″ x 12″ white or red oak frames.

Don’t worry about the apparent difference in the color of the art between the original and the print—it’s darned difficult to photograph art behind glass and I had to make a lot of adjustments to it in order to lighten it up overall.


Shipping within the US is included in all the prices listed. All shipping is via Priority Mail. Prints are shipped flat in a rigid envelope. Canvases are shipped in a box to fit with padding.


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.


I have canvases printed as they are ordered so I rarely have any on hand. Smaller canvases are a 3/4″ in depth, Canvases 12 x 16 and larger are 1-1/2″ in depth. I set them up so the image runs from edge to edge, then the sides are black or white or sometimes I slip in a color that coordinates with the painting.

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