Daily Sketch: Morning Kitchen

pil pastel sketch of cat bathing
“Morning Kitchen”, oil pastel, 5″ x 7″ © Bernadette E. Kazmarski

I started out with Mewsette and just kept going. All that beautiful cool light with the warm-toned Mewsette bathing in the center, it just didn’t look finished until I added the surrounding scene. This is oil pastel, but I think I moved over to my soft pastel style for parts of this. Well, that’s okay, and probably because I have been working on a few other pastel works. It’s really the color that counts.

That and the cat hairs embedded into it.

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What else was I sketching on this date?

2012: Box Inspection
ink sketch of cat in box
“Box Inspection”, gel pen, 8″ x 4″ © B.E. Kazmarski

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4 thoughts on “Daily Sketch: Morning Kitchen

  • December 17, 2013 at 1:54 am
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    This is absolutely beautiful. When you call it a sketch it sounds so rough and hardly worth a second look – you know, like practice. But this looks like a finished picture. I just love those colors, the brightness. Beautiful.

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    • December 17, 2013 at 10:32 am
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      Andrea, thank you! I am both pleased and displeased in how it turned out, but overall I like it. That’s an interesting interpretation of “sketch”. A sketch can be rough and unfinished, it can also be as finished as a painting as some of mine are, but it’s generally a simpler composition, and usually done with less planning than a more finished work or none at all, and often quite small and intimate. And it is often done in practice, as mine are. I call this whole series “sketches”, and I hope you don’t pass them by thinking they aren’t worth a second look!

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      • December 18, 2013 at 2:48 am
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        Oh, I would never pass them by! I love your works. I was even excited to see your works on t-shirts at an online store. Funny how I recognized your work. Guess I’ve been following you for enough time that your work is familiar now. 🙂

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        • December 18, 2013 at 12:21 pm
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          Andrea, I’ll have to tell Carolyn people recognized me! I love my big finished works, but I’ve always wanted to elevate the sketch too, and I love doing them.

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