Slava Ukraini, oil pastel, 22.5 x 16.5 © Bernadette E. Kazmarski

Slava Ukraini, Oil Pastel

Slava Ukraini, pastel is 22.5″ x 16.5″, framed with a distressed pine wood frame and narrow white mat. Prints are available on paper and canvas.


Slava Ukraini, oil pastel, 22.5 x 16.5 © Bernadette E. Kazmarski

Slava Ukraini, oil pastel, 22.5 x 16.5 © Bernadette E. Kazmarski

I actually took the reference photo for this while walking on a local trail in 2020, but even then I wondered, as I always have, why one of the places I have always sought has been an open field of ripe grains with a big blue sky above.

I had intended to paint from the photo I’d taken in 2020, but I had no time for painting that year. But when the war began in Ukraine I knew the time had come and I painted this at the end of March 2022, a month after the Russian invasion of Ukraine. I wasn’t sure if I would what I would do with it or even what I’d title it, but it was such a strong visual I practically had no choice but to paint it. After a few weeks and the war continued on I decided I would title it by the phrase that began and/or ended all remarks from Ukraine, and a phrase I’d heard growing up among second generation Ukrainians: Slava Ukraini, Glory to Ukraine.

My mother’s parents emigrated from Ukraine and while I never had the chance to get to know them I have always felt a connection with the country and her people. Read my essay here.

The Ukrainian people are intensely creative as artists, musicians, writers and performers who turn their feelings into art. I feel that creativity is my heritage for all I do today.

Below is the framed painting.

Slava Ukraini framed.

Slava Ukraini framed.


Shipping within the US is included in all the prices listed. The original is shipped via FedEx using their proprietary Art Box. All prints are shipped 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.

The giclees have 2″ of white around the outside edges. The 5″ x 7″ and 8″ x 10″ digital prints are centered on 8.5″ x 11″ digital cover while the 11″ x 14″ has 1″ around the edges because the digital paper is 12″ wide. 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 here because customers often want a custom size. 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 painting wraps around the edges.

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