Tag Archives: watercolor

The Garden Gate, the May Garden

About The Garden Gate For someone who is a gardener and spends a lot of time in her yard–what a special place! If I can’t have it in my yard, at least I can paint it. The arbor sporting ivy, the crape myrtle crowning the entrance and the garden gate, mysteriously left ajar and leading […]

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Some Tulips in a Teapot, “Tea for Tulips”

I knew I’d love to paint the tulips, but I really needed to learn to paint the rust on the teapot. I intentionally kept the background vague and loose in shades of green and neutral tones to complement the brilliant reds, oranges and yellows and extreme detail in each of the tulips. The frothy white […]

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April 8, 2006, the Day I Took the Photo of “Blue and Yellow”

I download my photos from my DSLR into daily folders named with the date and today I happened to be in the folder for April 6, 2006 and saw the photo that became the reference for this painting. Yes, it’s that magic light as the angle of the sun rises and sunlight reaches way into […]

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April 8, 2006, the Day I Took the Photo of “Blue and Yellow”

I download my photos from my DSLR into daily folders named with the date and today I happened to be in the folder for April 6, 2006 and saw the photo that became the reference for this painting. Yes, it’s that magic light as the angle of the sun rises and sunlight reaches way into […]

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A Framed Print of “Blue and Yellow”

I like wide mats around small paintings, especially highly detailed small paintings. It helps to isolate them so there is less visual competition, and it makes something small seem like a bigger deal. The person who purchased the original of this painting didn’t want the original 16″ x 16″ white frame and mat. I chose […]

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Sunbath, a Study of Sunlight Because of the Cat

A study of winter sunlight, because there’s a cat in it, one of my very first watercolor paintings. It’s a very simple scene: a black cat having a bath in front of a white painted kitchen cabinet with chrome handles, and a yellow and orange patterned carpet, but the play of light has fun with […]

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Honored in the CWA 2021 Communications Contest

Results from judging the Cat Writers’ Association 2020 Communications Contest are in. My works have won six Certificates of Excellence this year, a mix of essays and artwork. Read about these awards, the contest and the organization on The Creative Cat: Certificates of Excellence in CWA 2021 Communications Contest

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May Nature Desktop Calendar: My Mother’s Columbines

Another piece borne of January inspiration in my seed and flower catalogs, this little bunch of columbines was so joyful that it stayed with me. One of my favorite flowers, it is also a favorite of my mother, and I gave this painting to her as a birthday present one year. She has since passed […]

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The Magic of a “Snowy Morning”

We finally have some snow! And snowy mornings bring memories. This sketch is from January 2015, inspired by Bella watching a snow flurry. Here’s what I said about it in January 2015: We had some snow this morning. Kittens have only seen snow in the air once before today, and are fascinated. This is Bella […]

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Winter White, My 2004 Solo Exhibit

small studies illuminated by the stark light of winter a series of small sketches inspired by winter in pastel, watercolor, pencil and pen and ink from the trails to the backyard completed en plein air and indoors by Bernadette E. Kazmarski February 12 to March 10, 2004 Opening Reception February 12, 6 to 9 pm […]

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