People will ask which of my original works are available and the best I can tell them is to come over to my house to look at my walls—and dig through portfolios and boxes and all the little cubby holes where I have artwork stored. Sometimes I go looking and find paintings I forgot I still had.
This includes feline artwork as well as landscapes and still lifes and wildlife paintings and sketches. And if you can imagine that in the three years I did daily cat sketches I completed a little over 1,000 sketches…I have a lot of originals here.
But for people who ask it’s been impossible for me to point them to one place where they can find these works. For that reason I decided one of the galleries on Portraits of Animals is one for just original artwork. And so I went back through all the images I’ve posted on the website and tagged each of my available originals to show up in my new Available Original Art Gallery. Here you’ll find works of every subject in pastel, watercolor, acrylic, pencil, ink, oil pastel, cut paper, mixed media, all the inspirations that caused me to create an image.
I just did this last month, just in time for my annual original artwork sale until the last day of autumn, December 21, 2017:
all Original Artwork, all Subjects
Just use the code SPLENDOROFAUTUMN25 for your special discount.
So if you’re beginning your holiday shopping, pet your kitties and enjoy some time in nature instead of heading for the mall—you can shop for special gifts of artwork in the galleries on Portraits of Animals.
Why spend extra money on an original when a print looks nice enough? Looking at the original work that was done by hand is very different from looking at a print. I’m careful with preparing my images for prints and they are faithful reproductions, but the original always has more depth and dimension, even though it’s a two-dimensional work. You get a piece of my inspiration when you get an original painting, one of the moments I stood on the landing and sketched Giuseppe and Jelly Bean on the bed, or when I watched the snow on the trail and tried to capture the feeling of a quiet, heavy snowfall.
Original art is a very special gift to give as well, and maybe someday they’ll even be considered an investment.
Visit my Available Original Art Gallery.
Mimi sleeping in a box of pastels.
Take a look at other new merchandise and featured artwork.
Marketplace is a feature on The Creative Cat to share the latest coming out of my studio with my readers. Once a week on Thursday I feature something new in my “shop” .
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Find out more about creating custom items for your own home using the images you see here. Visit the “Ordering Custom Art” page to see samples and read bout how to order.
Find out about events and festivals where you can find me and my work.
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It’s all done under the close and careful supervision of my studio cats!
Gifts featuring cats you know! Visit Portraits of Animals
All images and text used on this site are copyrighted to Bernadette E. Kazmarski unless otherwise noted and may not be used without my written permission, although links to your site are more than welcome and are shared. Please ask if you are interested in using and image or story in a print or internet publication. If you are interested in purchasing a print of an image or a product including it, check my animal and nature website Portraits of Animals to see if I have it available already. If you don’t find it there, visit Ordering Custom Artwork for more information on a custom greeting card, print or other item.
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Weekly schedule of features:
Sunday: Essays, Pet Loss, Poetry, The Artist’s Life
Monday: Adoptable Cats, TNR & Shelters
Tuesday: Rescue Stories
Wednesday: Commissioned Portrait or Featured Artwork
Thursday: New Merchandise
Friday: Book Review, Health and Welfare, Advocacy
Saturday: Your Backyard Wildlife Habitat, Living Green With Pets, Creating With Cats
And sometimes, I just throw my hands in the air and have fun!