Tag Archives: winter

Warm Spots on the Coldest Days, Late Winter Sunbath

I’d always wanted to paint this photo of my orange boy, Allegro. I took the photo in 1993 or 1994 and painted it in 2017, and it was on my mind all that time. I wanted not so much to paint a portrait of Allegro as I wanted to capture that moment that was so […]

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Featured Gallery: Dramatic Light

It’s hard to believe I captured these stunning photos on a morning in March! Really, it was March 10, 2017 when I raced to capture the sun breaking through heavy clouds after a snow and ice storm the night before. When I saw the snow that morning, just an inch or two carefully blanketing each […]

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Captivating Sycamore Moon

Today’s full moon is the last full moon of winter, when she sits like a pearl strung in a mesh of bare branches. This is most often called the Worm Moon, but I had always known it as the Sap Moon or the Sugar Moon because the sugar begins to flow in sugar maple trees […]

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Winter Birds, Framed Set

In winter I have feeders visible from just about every window. Watching the birds gather, mill about, eat, leave is like watching waves or fire, the constant motion mesmerizing and meditative. I visualized these sketches over years looking out my doors and windows at the birds gathering on my walk or in my trees, and […]

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Curving Tracks in the Snow

We have just enough snow that the landscape is changed to nearly black and white, clear contrasts and every little branch with its tiny frosting of snow. Driving errands today I loved the look and remembered this sketch. The graceful curve of the tracks in any season, because I admire it all the time, is […]

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Winter Solstice, Stories for the Season

We’ve come around again to the shortest night of the year. As we’ve watched the days grow shorter, from this night we can begin to sense they are once again growing just a bit longer with each turn of the sun. Above is a photo of the spectacular Winter Solstice sunset in 2016. I sat […]

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November Colors

This is Chartiers Creek, a view from a bridge in late November, not quite winter but feeling so, yet the honeysuckle berries are bright in the sun and all the rushes, grasses and brambles bear a soft warmth, and lots of color. I painted it en plein air, stainding on the bridge on that bright […]

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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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Open Water – Today

I found open water and lots of color even though it’s still just early March. Sometimes I need to awaken my creative senses with a taste of the natural world. Often these aren’t planned excursions but extemporaneous visits to places I know well while I’m running errands. I return with more than I’d set out […]

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February Featured Nature Artwork, Register for a Free Print

When a bunch of blue jays get together, you know it. This one particular section of the mulberry tree in my backyard is a favorite place for jam sessions. I saw this group in the bare branches, noising it out like a random atonal brass quintet, and went to get my pastels and paper to […]

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