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Daily Sketch Reprise: Dreams of Three, 2013

watercolor of three cats
“Dreams of Three”, watercolor, 9″ x 6″ © Bernadette E. Kazmarski

Giuseppe, Mewsette and Mr. Sunshine were all very dreaming very deeply on my desk, curled and tucked neatly together. I saw swirls, and began to visualize how I would interpret those swirls. No heavy lines, I wanted the darkness of their faces, where the swirls began, fading in swirls and marbles and fading lines to the lightness of their shapes. Somehow, speckles would be a part of it. I took a photo, below, and pondered my assignment.

I almost went with sepia and black, but that was too heavy for the dreaming feeling I was visualizing, which I’d done before in “Leaves and Shadows” and decided to work in the same palette. I  began with three freehand swirls with solid faces and ending in just an arc in light blue, then worked medium green in for shape and texture to form the tails of the swirls, then purple to define their faces.

In the end they are all dreaming together, as they do.

P.S. I just noticed, looking at this painting this morning, it’s also kind of heart-shaped!

photo of three black cats curled together
Dreaming Three, reference photo.

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Where to find this art

"Dreams Multiply"
“Dreams Multiply”
blog blast for peace
Let there be peace on earth, and let it begin with me.
dona nobis pacem
Let peace grow in your heart.


This image as well as others I’ve designed from it are available in my Etsy shop. The original watercolor is still available as well as digital, giclee and canvas prints.

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What was I sketching a year ago today?

Energetic Bath, 2012
conte sketch of cat bathing
“Energetic Bath”, conté crayon, 6.5″ x 8.5″ © B.E. Kazmarski

Mr. Sunshine has a very energetic bath, leaving me holding my conté crayon poised in the air and waiting for the best moment to jump in.

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Necessities, 2012
conte sketch of two cats
“Necessities”, conté crayon, 6″ x 8″ © B.E. Kazmarski

What are two necessary activities of a cat’s life? Bathing and sleeping. Mewsette and Jelly Bean demonstrate the proper practice of each activity.

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.

"Buster Lookin' at His Toes" desktop calendar, 1280 x 1024 for square and laptop monitors.
“Buster Lookin’ at His Toes” desktop calendar, 1280 x 1024 for square and laptop monitors.

"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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or find this book in my Etsy shop.

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