Daily Sketch Reprise: Leaf Cats, 2014

watercolor of three cats with leaf pattern
“Leaf Cats”, watercolor pencil, 8″ x 5.5″ © Bernadette E. Kazmarski

I’m not entirely sure where this idea came from except that the three looked like leaves all tucked together and overlapping, especially the autumn leaves lying about on the ground, although I think the blue is reminiscent of leaves in still water. Not sure, but an interesting experiment.

Also, I sketched and painted it upside down from what you see here. That was how they’d been sleeping but when I was finished it was difficult for me to follow. I turned it 180 degrees and it all fell into place.

It’s the boys, Giuseppe, Bean and Mr. Sunshine.


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"Colorful Kelly", 5 x 7, watercolor pencils © Bernadette E. Kazmarski
“Colorful Kelly”, 5 x 7, watercolor pencils © Bernadette E. Kazmarski

This sketch totally surprised me—I’d never done a thing like it before. Inspired by Kelly awaking from a nap on my desk I’d been about to try out these watercolor pencils while she was sleeping. I discovered that what I thought was black was navy blue and decided to go ahead. I’m so glad I did. It captures Kelly in a very special way. Read more and purchase.


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