Tag Archives: watercolor

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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February Feline Desktop Calendar: New Painting, “Draw Me Like One of Your French Cats”

I just couldn’t resist when Sienna decided to help me make the bed by showing me her belly and looking coy. Especially on that woven throw with its all-over pattern of fruits and leaves, I just had to draw her! Read more and download your feline desktop calendar: Featured Artwork and February Desktop Calendar: New […]

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An Original Sold, and Sometimes Customers Have the Darnedest Ideas

I love this painting, and I was determined it would only go to the most loving home. Three years later, finally, it did! And in a very interesting circumstance. A longtime friend and customer has commissioned a number of portraits for herself and to give to friends as well as purchased several original pieces of […]

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Ways to Keep Cool, “Mimi in the Laundry Shade”

Mimi’s got the right idea! Soon enough this morning it was too hot even for this, but it reminded me of this painting, as did the skirts and dresses which I also wore this past week. Some things really don’t change much, and me and Mimi outside in the morning is one of them, whether […]

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Featured Gallery: 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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October Feline Featured Artwork and Desktop Calendar: “Studio Window, Autumn”

I featured this painting as my desktop calendar back in 2015. Most of the leaf color in it is from the maple I had cut down earlier this year, and photos of the cats up in the “treehouse” studio while the leaves were turning in years past show up in my posts. I still miss […]

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Evening Breeze on the Beach

No, I’m not on vacation, I painted this in 2000. I love that feeling of the breeze in the beach grasses, the sound of the waves breaking just over the dune, and the long and colorful shadows and warm sunlight, the day cooling as the sun begins to set. After the first time I visited […]

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