Thursday, November 30, 2023
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Daily Sketch: Kelly’s Nap

paitning of tortoiseshell cat napping on eyelet pillowcase
Kelly's Nap, watercolor pencil © B.E. Kazmarski

Kelly has been having really good naps on the bed lately, ever since she rediscovered just how nice the bed is. I drew this in watercolor pencil then brushed water over it, then experimented with wetting the brush and brushing it on the pencil to pick up the pigment, worked well. The paper is an older watercolor paper that is heavily textured, and it didn’t quite all fit on my scanner bed at one time (disappointing) so there are some shadows around the edge but I kind of like the effect.

In any case, Kelly certainly enjoyed her nap!


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4 thoughts on “Daily Sketch: Kelly’s Nap

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  • Bernadette, this is a stunning sketch of Kelly! Absolutely beautiful!!!

    I just can’t get enough of your sweet little girl…I would LOVE to see it hanging in my new home when I move next month (hint, hint) 🙂


    • Denise, thanks! I actually wasn’t happy with it, but decided to post anyway. Now this morning I’m fine with it, not what I intended, but successful nonetheless.

      I get the hint! I see you signed up for the e-newsletter–the next one comes out at the end of July. Happy moving!


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