"Summer Field", pastel, 10" x 12" © Bernadette E. Kazmarski

The Sense of a Summer Field

"Summer Field", pastel, 10" x 12" © Bernadette E. Kazmarski

“Summer Field”, pastel, 10″ x 12″ © Bernadette E. Kazmarski

It’s not about the trees and grass and sky, it’s not about what you can see, it’s about what you can’t see–the hush of a hilltop field on a summer afternoon, the whisper of a breeze as it cools your sun-warmed skin, rustles through the tall grass which ripples like waves, one bird whistling, the scent of green, and that sense of eternity that I find in the quiet stillness of nature.

It’s one thing to paint what I see in front of me, quite another to paint what I don’t see but want to convey—what I hear, smell, feel, intuit.

This is a field edged in mature maple trees in Settler’s Cabin Park, near me in Western Pennsylvania. On a summer day clouds moved overhead, casting shadows that moved with the breeze. I chose a looser style to capture all the movement I sensed in the afternoon, and kept it simple to share the quiet of that hilltop, the breeze, the depth.

The original is framed with a 2-1/2″ white top mat and 1/2″ sage green with olive core bottom mat mat in a 16″ x 18″ plain square 1″ cherry wood frame.


“Summer Field”, pastel, 10″ x 12″, 1998. The original and digital, giclee and canvas prints are available.


Shipping within the US is included in the cost of each print.

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.


The giclees are printed on acid-free hot press art paper for a smooth matte finish using archival inks. Giclee is the highest quality print available because the technique uses a dozen or more ink ports to capture all the nuances of the original painting, including details of the texture, far more sensitive than any other printing medium. Sometimes my giclees look so much like my originals that even I have a difficult time telling them apart when they are in frames.

I don’t keep giclee prints in stock for most of my works. Usually I have giclees printed as they are ordered unless I have an exhibit where I’ll be selling a particular print so there is a wait of up to two weeks before receipt of your print to allow for time to print and ship.

I offer giclees of this painting in two different sizes: the full size of 31″ x 23″, a half-size of 16″ x 12.5″. The giclees have 2″ of white around the outside edges. All are countersigned by me.


Digital prints are made on acid-free matte-finish natural white 100# cover using archival digital inks. While digital prints are not the quality of a giclee in capturing every nuance and detail of color, texture and shading, I am still very pleased with the outcome and usually only I as the artist, could tell where detail and color were not as sharp as the original. Digital prints are only available up to 11″ x 17″ and some of the prints are cropped to fit standard mat and frame sizes.

Digital prints have at least 1/2″ around the edges depending on the size of the print. All are countersigned by me.


Because the standard size canvas prints are not proportional to the original painting, canvas prints of this painting will have a portion cropped off.

I usually have at least one of the smaller sizes of canvases on hand, but order larger ones as they are ordered because I have limited storage space. Smaller canvases are a 3/4″ in depth, Canvases 12 x 16 and larger are 1-1/2″ in depth. I set them up so the image runs from edge to edge, then the sides are black or white or sometimes I slip in a color that coordinates with the painting. This canvas mirrors the edges of the image around the sides.


I do all my own framing and can custom frame a print for you. Please ask.


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