Friday, December 1, 2023
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Daily Sketch Reprise: Kitchen Business, 2013

pastel sketch of three cats bathing
“Kitchen Business”, Prismacolor hard pastels, 8.5″ x 7″ © Bernadette E. Kazmarski

Apparently, this is what they think the kitchen is for.

Actually, we’ve been having fun in there now that the weather is cooler. We’ve destroyed a few boxes in the name of art and comfort, we’ve reorganized a few things and had a really great family time climbing in and out of cabinets and on top of things to look at the view. In between all the activities in their busy day, they have to attend to their toilette, which does not mean the litterbox but does mean a very colorful group bath. Colorful like my kitchen, and in my relative colors for Bean, Giuseppe and Mewsette, who have been my kitchen helpers for the past few days.

I found a box of Prismacolor Nupastel hard pastels in my cabinet of things, another item inherited from the leftovers of a yard sale or someone’s artist aunt retiring or passing away. I don’t mind, I’ll use it all. I have used these in conjunction with my soft pastels and others in my portraits to get good hard lines that still blend. These are long square sticks of color, a little softer than I’d thought and dusted off when I placed it on the scanner bed, but I can use the side to shade and the corners to draw with. I think this is going to be a fun exploration.

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