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Daily Sketch Reprise: Exhibit at the Feline Museum, 2014

sketch of five black cats on pedestals
“Exhibit at the Feline Museum”, 10″ x 7″, ink technical pen © Bernadette E. Kazmarski

Anyone who has visited here recently knows exactly what I mean.

Stacks of boxes and bins, and a cat sleeping on the top of each one. I walked in this afternoon, and while there are only three stacks and more than one cat on the top of each one, this is what I visualized.

But then, we always put our cats on pedestals, don’t we?

Where to find this artwork

You can find this original sketch and prints on Portraits of Animals.

Something about weekend mornings inspires cartoon visualizations. See the other similar cartoons, “Being Used as a Fort”, “Saturday Morning”, Purring Points and “Feline Punctuation”.

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What else was I sketching on this date?


On the Rag Rug, 2012
marker sketch of cat on striped rug
On the Rag Rug, brush markers © B.E. Kazmarski

Yes, you might have to look twice to figure this out with the brilliant sun and deep shadow on Jelly Bean. I did when I looked down at him on the floor under my easel, and then between the colors and the contrasting highlights and shadows in his fur, plus his graceful position, all the lights came on for me.

I keep a cheap old rag rug there to catch the pastel dust and spills while I’m working. It tends to get a little bunched up but that’s no problem for a kitty. Here, the sun flashes out the color on a portion of it, the same spill of sun that highlight’s Bean’s mahogany and the cooler blue-white highlight on the top of his head.

I know this sketch is difficult to visually understand, but it love it for its color and near abstraction.

Click here to see other daily sketches.

For a gallery of the ones available for sale, visit Portraits of Animals in the “Daily Sketches” section.

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

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

And don’t forget that each month’s Featured Artwork is also one of the free prints available on Portraits of Animals when you sign up for an account.

"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 on Portraits of Animals.

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ink and marker sketch of cat
“Napping With Colors in Mind”, Ink drawing pen and marker, 5.5″ x 7″ © Bernadette E. Kazmarski

Giuseppe must surely be absorbing some of the colors of the pens in my pen cup. I certainly thought the colors were inspiring next to Giuseppe’s black fur! Because he was sleeping I had the time to get more detail on his face than usual. Find it on Portraits of Animals.


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2 thoughts on “Daily Sketch Reprise: Exhibit at the Feline Museum, 2014

    • In fact, proper pedestals should be required for all who are honored to have felines in their homes, right Maxwell, Faraday and Allie?


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