Wednesday, May 29, 2024
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Daily Sketch Reprise: Blending, 2013

watercolor of cat looking out window
“Blending”, watercolor, 6″ x 9″ © Bernadette E. Kazmarski

Jelly Bean watches out the upstairs window, streaming with winter morning sun. The white light glares and introduces all sorts of colors where they don’t normally appear, in Jelly Bean’s black fur, on the pine tabletop, in the lace curtain.

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watercolor of cat
“Blending”, watercolor.

Where to find this artwork

I have this artwork available in many different print forms—on paper and canvas and as a highest-quality giclee both smaller and larger than the original, and I also offer a framed print as I had framed the original, seen at left.

Click this link to find all the various prints of this artwork I have in stock in my shop Portraits of Animals on Etsy, and simply search the title, “Blending” to find anything else I might have on hand at the moment (note that you can search only my shop from my shop’s front page, searching from a product or category page will search all of Etsy).

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What else was I sketching on this date?

Blue Cat, Green Cat, 2011

watercolor of two cats
“Blue Cat, Green Cat”, watercolor and pencil, 7″ x 6″ © Bernadette E. Kazmarski

This is the other sketch from yesterday, a pencil with watercolor, following the color cues from yesterday’s colored pencil sketch with Mr. Sunshine in blue and Giuseppe in green as per their “kitten colors”. I find I still have to rely on a pencil sketch underneath a watercolor after I had sat there with a brush loaded with blue paint and just couldn’t touch it to the paper, in part because they never really quit moving until they are fast asleep. So I rinsed the brush and did a sketch, then worked the watercolor into it.

It’s just the  boys hanging out together in my studio, plushy Mr. Sunshine curled pensively and pear-shaped Giuseppe curiously stretching to see something that was far up the wall.

You may see an odd blue glow around the figures and my signature, and also a bluish tone in Giuseppe’s lighter areas. Yesterday, my scanner didn’t capture this painting, neither did my camera. Watercolors are difficult because the color is transparent and a lens can actually focus right through it to the paper, as the scanner did, and even with my work lights in my studio the photo was too dark to lighten up and the colors were incorrect. A flash does not work for the same reason the scanner doesn’t—it shines right through the paint and I lose lighter areas and details in fine pencil lines. I needed nice, cool daylight—which was in sadly short supply today as it was dark and rainy all day. Still, aside from the bluish cast, the photo caught the details.

Click here to see other daily sketches.

For a gallery of the ones available for sale, visit my Etsy shop in the “Cat Art and Prints” section.

Read about the reason for the daily sketches in Two Years of Daily Sketches.

And download your free desktop wallpaper calendar for computer or mobile, usually based on a daily sketch.

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“Mewsette on the Afghan” desktop calendar 2560 x 1440 for HD and wide screens.

"Feline Style Sampler" book of sketches and portraits.

A collection of 34 images of feline artwork

Feline Style Sampler

Daily sketches, illustrations, commissioned portraits all in a small coil-bound gift book.

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All images used on this site are copyrighted to Bernadette E. Kazmarski unless otherwise noted and may not be used without my written permission. Please ask if you are interested in using one in a print or internet publication. If you are interested in purchasing a print of this image or a product including this image, check my Etsy shop to see if I have it available already. If you don’t find it there, visit Ordering Custom Artwork for more information on a custom greeting card, print or other item.

© 2014 | | Published by Bernadette E. Kazmarski

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