The Silent Lake, pastel, 7" x 10", 1999 © Bernadette E. Kazmarski

The Quiet Presence of Water, The Silent Lake

The Silent Lake, pastel, 7" x 10", 1999 © Bernadette E. Kazmarski

The Silent Lake, pastel, 7″ x 10″, 1999 © Bernadette E. Kazmarski

From one of my trips an hour or so north to Presque Isle on Lake Erie, a beach, a horizon with water, and a big sky, I love it, no matter the weather.

Storms had passed and left the sky overcast, but just as the sun dropped toward the horizon the light struggled through a broken cloud cover, providing an ever-changing light show as it the colors moved through the spectrum and sent rays of light down to the lake in random patterns. The lake, so still and quiet and dark, had such presence, it seemed like a solid land mass instead of a fluid body.

The Silent Lake, pastel, is a scene on Lake Erie from Presque Isle in Erie, PA, The original was 7″ x 10″, painted in 1999, available in three sizes and styles of prints.

In 1999 I also used it when I designed a custom cover for a friend’s cassette of music, and won an award for the design. It was really the painting that did it.


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