Small Roses, pastel, 10" x 6", 2001 © Bernadette E. Kazmarski

A Small Still Life, Small Roses

Small Roses, pastel, 10" x 6", 2001 © Bernadette E. Kazmarski

Small Roses, pastel, 10″ x 6″, 2001 © Bernadette E. Kazmarski

Small Roses, pastel, 10″ x 6″, 2001 © Bernadette E. Kazmarski

Just one little sliver of sunlight crept through the blind and that was all it took to illuminate these old roses in a tiny glass vase. I stood in my kitchen and sketched this as quickly as possible before the light changed.

These are roses that I grow, am unbelievably bright pink pasture rose and an ancient deep red sweet-smelling climbing tea rose. Blooming plentifully in June, I placed them in an inexpensive glass bowl; they fall apart rather quickly but I still wanted to enjoy them indoors.

I had prepared a number of drawing surfaces on old pieces of mat board, this being a combination of gesso and marble dust applied in a thick impasto, leaving deep brush marks for whatever I drew on it. Painted en plein air, even though I was inside.

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This is a signed digital print of an original pastel painting in archival inks on matte-finish acid-free paper, centered on an 8.5″ x 11″ sheet. I also add a little of the background shade of green so that you can frame it as an 8″ x 10″.


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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.


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