Leafing Out, 6" x 8", pastel © Bernadette E. Kazmarski

Leafing Out, Pastel

Leafing Out, pastel, is 6 x 8 painted on self-prepared board, framed in a modeled antique silver frame with a deep green mat.


Leafing Out, 6" x 8", pastel © Bernadette E. Kazmarski

Leafing Out, 6″ x 8″, pastel © Bernadette E. Kazmarski

It’s just that moment when the umber and gray branches of winter have sprouted a haze of green that runs away and fills the trees in hazy spring sunshine. Robinson Run along the Panhandle Trail runs fast but smooth with depth in this area and carries a clear reflection of the sky and hill, riffling over a strainer of branches upstream. In midwinter it was frozen, in midsummer I walk through there to the swimming hole around the bend.

I stood on a footbridge and quickly sketched this en plein air with my simple box of broken pastels that travels with me on walks.


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

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. All are countersigned by me.


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.


Because the standard size canvas prints are not proportional to the original painting, canvas prints of this painting will have a portion cropped off.

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. 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. 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.