Soft November Afternoon, pastel on self-prepared bosrd, 10 x 8, 2006 © Bernadette E. Kazmarski

“Soft November Afternoon” New Member print

This New Member print is a signed digital print of my pastel painting “Soft November Afternoon”. Prints are made in archival inks on acid-free Epson art paper. This print is 8″ x 11″ and matted in pure white to fit an 11″ x 14″ frame.

Soft November Afternoon, pastel on self-prepared bosrd, 10 x 8, 2006 © Bernadette E. Kazmarski

Soft November Afternoon, pastel on self-prepared board, 10 x 8, 2006 © Bernadette E. Kazmarski


This little painting was done en plein air on a sunny November afternoon in 2006. I was photographing a conservation area owned by a conservation organization I worked with, and at that time I toted some art materials just about everywhere. The rich burnished colors of the remaining oak leaves and the ghostly white trunks of the sycamores along with the soft waving of the plushy field of ripe grass catching the sun was too good not to paint. As soon as I got the photographs I needed, I stationed myself and got out my pastels. By that time a light autumn haze had softened the sunlight and the blue of the sky, reducing the contrast and depth of shadows. It appeared softer than before, even in the shadows, hence the title.

I prepared several small pieces of 2-ply illustration board with a fine pastel ground, and off I went.

You can also find Soft November Afternoon in my gallery of Landscape Artwork.

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