Daily Sketch: Spring Morning

pastel sketch of cat on windowsill
“Spring Morning”, pastel, 6″ x 8″ © Bernadette E. Kazmarski

Such a lovely spring morning with sunlight so full of color. Mimi was feeling the weather and was everywhere—every windowsill, every spot of sun, challenging her children to wrestling matches they running off and wrestling with the roll of paper towels. But she allowed herself a few quiet moments to just enjoy the warm sunshine now and then.

I’ve been ready for a regular old pastel painting after wandering around to other media and seeing her in the sun I could feel the pastels beneath my fingers. It wasn’t only Mimi and all the rich tones in her fur, but the colorful and varied shadows in the lace curtain, both creamy and cool, and the light from the window glaring pale blue and green and yellow with the hints of blue sky and promise of leaves. Yesterday morning was exceptional and full of inspiration.

This is done in Sennelier soft pastels on a scrap of Wallis sanded paper in Belgian mist.

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What else was I sketching on this date?

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What?, 2013
charcoal pencil sketch of two cats
“What?” charcoal pencil, 6″ x 7″ © Bernadette E. Kazmarski

Mewsette and Mr. Sunshine are looking at one of their siblings, I think, as I quickly developed their outlines on paper. I like interesting angled views, but sometimes I start in the wrong place on the paper, and these two are down in the corner. Their faces are most important, though, and I think the odd cropping and position makes it more interesting.


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