Spring Cleaning, original pastel and prints

pastel painting of spring yard with laundry

Spring Cleaning, pastel © B. E. Kazmarski

MEDIUM: Pastel; IMAGE SIZE: 14″ x 20″; 2006

I’ve reduced this to $250.00 matted and framed; I’d love to see it go home with someone!

This is an original pastel painting on hand-prepared acid-free drawing paper.

The backyard of an old farmhouse near me, I was drawn at first by the forsythia, which was right on the edge of the road as I drove past, then as I slowed down I saw the colorful hanging laundry, always a favorite subject. That hazy spring sunlight with long shadows on the grass, young leaves on the trees and the white-sided house all combined in a scene that could have been any year in the previous century when everyone hung their laundry outside and that first spring day warm enough to dry it left it smelling so fresh.

Here’s a detail of the laundry:

detail of painting

Detail of laundry area.

frame for picture

Detail of frame

This is painted with chalk pastel from photos and from life. The image is 14″ x 20″ with a two-inch tan marble acid-free mat and a vintage antique gold frame with premium clear glass. The painting is wired on the back and ready to hang.


$250.00 plus $50.00 shipping and handling

Click here to find it in my Etsy shop.


Full-size giclee: $125.00
Half-size giclee: $75.00

Framed digital 8×10: $45.00
Framed digital 5×7: $25.00

Click here to find the prints in my online Marketplace (scroll a few items down the page).

Soon I’ll be hanging mine outside!

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