Daily Sketch Reprise: A Warm Nap, With Variations, 2014

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“A Warm Nap”, Watercolor, 9″ x 6″ © Bernadette E. Kazmarski

Mewsette and Bean were so completely relaxed on my studio floor in front of the furnace vent I had plenty of time to get a few washes down, then seeing the color combination changed my mind about the final finishing which was to add another color or two and a black outline, but I just wanted the warm earth tones to hold, and a simple line in heavier brown watercolor than the washes. It almost makes me think of a cave painting style. Of course there had to be kitties napping near the firelight.

And yes, they are upside down, because that’s the way I was looking at them, but the work just as well right side up.

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“A Warm Nap” flipped upside down, Watercolor, 9″ x 6″ © Bernadette E. Kazmarski

Or even sideways.

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“A Warm Nap” side views, Watercolor, 9″ x 6″ © Bernadette E. Kazmarski

And one other thing I can do in Photoshop—change the colors!

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“A Warm Nap” with colors modified, Watercolor, 9″ x 6″ © Bernadette E. Kazmarski

I think I’ll call this one “A Cool Nap”. Now that’s a versatile piece of artwork. I feel more ideas coming on…


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“Magic Carpet”, ink and watercolor, 6″ x 9″ © Bernadette E. Kazmarski

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