Daily Sketch: Quiet Sunday
A dark and quiet Sunday afternoon led to long, still naps in the shadows of the afternoon bedroom. Jelly Bean uses Giuseppe as a pillow, which Sunshine curls in a tight ball by the pillows. Needless to say, I didn’t really have to hurry to catch this one—they really weren’t going anywhere, and in fact were barely moving.
Truly, seeing black cats sleeping like lumps of unmoving laundry on my bed is hardly unusual, but it was that very stillness, the anonymous shapes, the deep shadows and tentative highlights I did my best to capture here in black and white pastels.
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Beautiful! Simply beautiful! Can I add it to my collection one day please?
Hugs & kisses to all your black beauties <3
Denise, now that my studio is back in order I can frame things much more quickly–and I even have a frame on hand that would work beautifully!
That sounds wonderful Bernadette!
One of our favorite sketches yet. The blue and black make it captivating. Purrs and hugs, Lily Olivia, Mauricio, Misty May Giulietta, Fiona, Astrid, Lisbeth and Calista Josette
Janet, thanks so much!
I agree that the blue paper is an inspiration. Super sketch!
Carolyn, I actually forgot to talk a little more about the choice of the blue paper, but I see everyone noticed it. Thanks! I was pretty pleased too!
Stunning. I love the details you got on the pillows and the highlights. That blue paper really worked wonders on this one.
Susan, that blue paper really pulled in the sense of the dim light in the room. I’d been hoping I had a dusky green, but the blue does just as well.