Daily Sketch Reprise: Leaves and Shadows, 2013

watercolor of cat
“Leaves and Shadows”, watercolor, 5″ x 7″ © Bernadette E. Kazmarski

Here I’m trying to catch my impression of Jelly Bean on the table by Cat TV, where the leaves from the lilac flutter and the sun comes in at an angle, a little bit of leaf patterning and shadows. The scene itself is actually much darker than this but I wanted to capture the sense of light so I used the transparency of watercolor to its best ability. Bean is napping, and facing away from the window his face is in shadow while his back disappears in highlight.

One of my purrsonal favorites! I’m working on which products this works well for design.

"Leaves and Shadows" matted and framed.
“Leaves and Shadows” matted and framed.

Where to find this art

The original painting is still available as well as a variety of prints on canvas and paper in my Etsy shop.

What else was I sketching on this date?


Stalking Breakfast, 2012
charcoal sketch of two cats with bowl
Stalking Breakfast

Jelly Bean eats slowly and enjoys his food. Mewsette eats quickly and enjoys her food, then tries to enjoy Bean’s as well. It happens every day.

What a difference two years makes! And a different diet entirely!

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Mimi Says It’s Hot, 2012
colored pencil sketch of cat
Mimi in Cool Green

Mimi lies in front of a fan with her toes spread. Perhaps that helps disperse heat from her body.

She is lying right in front of me so that I am perfectly clear on just how miserable she is in this heat. I get it, Mimi. I drew you in a cool green so you feel cooler.

Click here to see other daily sketches.

For a gallery of the ones available for sale, visit my Etsy shop in the “Cat Art and Prints” section.

Read about the reason for the daily sketches in Three Years of Daily Sketches, Awards and Collections.

And download your free desktop wallpaper calendar for computer or mobile, usually based on a daily sketch.

"In Afternoon Sun" desktop calendar, 1280 x 1024 for square and laptop monitors.
“In Afternoon Sun” desktop calendar, 1280 x 1024 for square and laptop monitors.

"Feline Style Sampler" book of sketches and portraits.

A collection of 34 images of feline artwork

Feline Style Sampler

Daily sketches, illustrations, commissioned portraits all in a small coil-bound gift book.

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All images used on this site are copyrighted to Bernadette E. Kazmarski unless otherwise noted and may not be used without my written permission. Please ask if you are interested in using one in a print or internet publication. If you are interested in purchasing a print of this image or a product including this image, check my Etsy shop or Fine Art America profile 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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