Daily Sketch: Spring Window

pastel sketch of cat on windowsill
“Spring Window”, pastel on Pastello paper, 8.25″ x 11″ © Bernadette E. Kazmarski

Mimi quietly settled on the windowsill in the studio on a sunny late afternoon, when the sun is best. I worked a simple, kind of abstract version of her contentedly watching out the window, the calming blue and purple and green showing in her fur, the bright yellow and pale green surrounding.

I had originally planned this to be cropped to eliminate the edges, as I’ve shown below, but once I looked at that version I decided I liked the rough edges, as above. So here are both versions.

pastel sketch of cat on windowsill
“Spring Window”, cropped.

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2 thoughts on “Daily Sketch: Spring Window

  • April 21, 2013 at 11:44 pm

    crop is a four-letter word.

    • April 22, 2013 at 12:07 am

      Meg, it certainly can be–often it’s the finishing touch, removing all the unnecessary stuff. It was one of my early lessons, not liking anything I did until I saw it kind of framed off and it was like looking at a completely different image.


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