Tuesday, March 5, 2024
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Daily Sketch: Early Evening

pastel painting of cat on bed
“Early Evening”, pastel, 8.5″ x 6.5″ © Bernadette E. Kazmarski

I caught Mewsette having a meditative moment as the sun came around to the bedroom window, just catching her whiskers and filling the room with a warm glow. The light changes quickly and I knew I’d have about 10 minutes, and even then the light would be constantly moving. I finished from a photo, but I was in such a hurry to get the details down I didn’t even notice I got the quilt  all out of whack. I had wanted to who more of the quilt to the left of Mewsette, just for a nice composition, but it drew too much attention to itself.

Well, that’s okay, Mewsette looks good, and it’s a nice memory. A nap by herself on the bed at this time of the day is kind of a habit, as in the sketch “Autumn Afternoon Bed” and the photo “Pensive”. She always does her best to ignore me.

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What else was I sketching on this date?


Giuseppe in a Line, 2012
line sketch of cat
Giuseppe in a line, green gel pen © B.E. Kazmarski

I haven’t done a “line” sketch for a while, where I complete the entire sketch without raising my pen. Sometimes these are all one line with no crossovers or repeats, but I decided I’d never get the details I wanted with one single line so I retraced most of the lines to add volume and shape.

Drawn in dark green (for Giuseppe) gel pen.

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