Thursday, February 22, 2024
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Daily Sketch Reprise: Cool Morning Bath

oils pastel sketch of cat
“Cool Morning Bath”, oil pastel, 5″ x 7″ © Bernadette E. Kazmarski

Mimi twisted and turned in the diffuse morning light at the door, all those delicate shades reflecting warmer on the floor, cooler on her, but still all in greens and blues and a very pale yellow. Back to oil pastels for a bit.

I liked this sketch a lot a year ago when I did it, and I like it even more now. See below for availability of the original art and prints made from the art.

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"Cool Morning Bath" as a gallery-wrapped canvas print.
“Cool Morning Bath” as a gallery-wrapped canvas print.

Where to find this artwork

I have this artwork available in many different print forms—on paper and canvas, as a highest-quality giclee and as a mousepad, and now and then I use the image on a handmade item like a keepsake box.

Click this link to find all the various prints I have in stock in my shop Portraits of Animals on Etsy, and simply search the title, “Cool Morning Bath” 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).

To find out more about my work in oil pastel and the development of this style, see Anniversary Sketch Reprise: Two Cats After van Gogh, and More.


What was I sketching a year ago today?

Cool New Toy
sketch of cat swatting at colored hosiery
“Cool New Toy”, ink drawing pen and brush markers, 5.5″ x 7.5″ © B.E. Kazmarski

Jelly Bean thought so, anyway, but my colored hosiery drying in the tub was really not an appropriate toy. They ended up hanging outside on the deck until someone took a nap.

Gives me an idea for reuse and a new cat toy.

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.

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

Click here or on the image to read more

or find this book in my Etsy shop and on

Gifts featuring cats you know! Portraits of Animals on Etsy.


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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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