Daily Sketch: Mewsette as a Sunny Spring Morning

oil pastel sketch of cat
Mewsette As a Sunny Spring Morning, oil pastel © B.E. Kazmarski

All the trees and shrubs are leafing out here, especially the lilac right outside the north window where the bird feeder hangs. All morning long sun dapples the new bright green leaves with constant change and movement. Through the branches I can see neighbors’ blooming apples, crabapples, the first of the azaleas and the last of my forsythia.

All this came together as I watched the light play over Mewsette’s fur and became the third variation on this theme I’ve been exploring of oil pastel on canvas paper, mottled and mixed and then scraped and scored.

I’m actually not pleased with her shape because I liked her first position by the window and her second and tried to combine them. Still, these are just sketches, and I think after this I will move them to less-textured paper. It’s been fun to work it all out.

Here are the other two paintings of Mewsette in oil pastel: Mewsette in Blues and Greens and Mewsette as a Rainy Spring Day


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6 thoughts on “Daily Sketch: Mewsette as a Sunny Spring Morning

  • June 24, 2013 at 12:22 pm

    So lovely!
    A Mewsettopiary!
    Or as one of my old garden club friends would call a chlorophylled version, a “tortured shrub.” Which, happily, Mewsette is not.

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  • April 10, 2012 at 10:55 am

    There you go using my favorite colors, again! This is gorgeous!

    • April 10, 2012 at 10:20 pm

      Chris, these have been fun! Those greens are intoxicating, but adding little touches of red and pink and purple just make it for me, then carving the leaves and flowers–it was all such a good experience!

  • April 10, 2012 at 5:39 am

    Bucolic Cat! Very innovative. I know you had fun with that 🙂

    • April 10, 2012 at 10:13 pm

      Carolyn, you are watching a style being developed in progress.


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