Daily Sketch Reprise: Three in a Bed, 2013

pastel sketch of three cats in a bed
“Three in a Bed”, pastel pencil, 6.5″ x 8″ © Bernadette E. Kazmarski

Mr. Sunshine, Giuseppe and Mewsette were piled in their new bed by the window all afternoon in a variety of comfortable poses just as they did when they were kittens. Yes, it was just as hard to tell them apart when I was drawing them as they appear here!

This is drawn in pastel pencil, the three colors I seem to like best for them—black, teal and red earth. Of course we know they are black and the shadows really are a dense black, but they each have a varying amount of mahogany in their fur, especially in natural daylight, and at this window their highlights look bluish. Someday I’ll have to gather together all the sketches I’ve done in this color combination.


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"Studio Morning Shift", pastel on black pastel paper, 9 x 12 © Bernadette E. Kazmarski
“Studio Morning Shift”, pastel on black pastel paper, 9 x 12 © Bernadette E. Kazmarski

I actually had a different image planned but Mimi, Mewsette and Mr. Sunshine were totally enchanting getting organized in the best cuddle pile on my drafting table by the window, the light was wonderful, and, well, here you are. Read more and order.


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2 thoughts on “Daily Sketch Reprise: Three in a Bed, 2013

  • April 10, 2019 at 4:35 pm
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    It’s fun to have two black cats, but now I want MORE! And yes, that mahogany color in their fur…yummy!

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    • April 13, 2019 at 10:02 am
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      “Cats are like potato chips, it’s hard to have just one.”

      Especially those housepanthers!

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