Monday, March 4, 2024
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Daily Sketch: Dreams of Three

watercolor of three cats
“Dreams of Three”, watercolor, 9″ x 6″ © Bernadette E. Kazmarski

Giuseppe, Mewsette and Mr. Sunshine were all very dreaming very deeply on my desk, curled and tucked neatly together. I saw swirls, and began to visualize how I would interpret those swirls. No heavy lines, I wanted the darkness of their faces, where the swirls began, fading in swirls and marbles and fading lines to the lightness of their shapes. Somehow, speckles would be a part of it. I took a photo, below, and pondered my assignment.

I almost went with sepia and black, but that was too heavy for the dreaming feeling I was visualizing, which I’d done before in “Leaves and Shadows” and decided to work in the same palette. I  began with three freehand swirls with solid faces and ending in just an arc in light blue, then worked medium green in for shape and texture to form the tails of the swirls, then purple to define their faces.

In the end they are all dreaming together, as they do.

P.S. I just noticed, looking at this painting this morning, it’s also kind of heart-shaped!

photo of three black cats curled together
Dreaming Three, reference photo.

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What was I sketching a year ago today?

Energetic Bath
conte sketch of cat bathing
“Energetic Bath”, conté crayon, 6.5″ x 8.5″ © B.E. Kazmarski

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