Friday, December 1, 2023
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Daily Sketch Reprise: After Dinner, 2014

ink sketch of three cats
“After Dinner”, ink, 7″ x 8.5″ © Bernadette E. Kazmarski

Must have been a really good dinner for the three of them to doze on the cabinet. Giuseppe is kind of awake, but Mr. Sunshine has his chin tucked into his chest and Mewsette is on the edge of sliding down into a semi-bagel sleep. I usually work on the computer in the kitchen after we’ve eaten and I’ve cleaned up, but not tonight.

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What else was I sketching on this date?

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Three in a Bed, 2013
pastel sketch of three cats in a bed
“Three in a Bed”, pastel pencil, 6.5″ x 8″ © Bernadette E. Kazmarski

Mr. Sunshine, Giuseppe and Mewsette were piled in their new bed by the window all afternoon in a variety of comfortable poses just as they did when they were kittens. Yes, it was just as hard to tell them apart when I was drawing them as they appear here!

This is drawn in pastel pencil, the three colors I seem to like best for them—black, teal and red earth. Of course we know they are black and the shadows really are a dense black, but they each have a varying amount of mahogany in their fur, especially in natural daylight, and at this window their highlights look bluish. Someday I’ll have to gather together all the sketches I’ve done in this color combination.

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watercolor and ink sketch of two cats.
“Their Faces to the Sun”, watercolor and ink, 5″ x 7″ © Bernadette E. Kazmarski

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