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Daily Sketch Reprise: Morning at the Window, 2013

ink and marker sketch of two cats and flowers
“Morning at the Window”, ink drawing pen and brush markers, 7.5″ x 5″ © Bernadette E. Kazmarski

Mr. Sunshine and Mimi positioned themselves to sit behind the thin screen of winter geraniums and dwindling houseplants to watch the birds at the feeder, but soon Mimi felt compelled to bathe. It was just pretty, just a tiny bit colorful, just enough to be inspiring with two black cats quietly spending some time. I have to admit I unjustly added some padding to Mr. Sunshine, who is quite slender and lithe.

This was also a test of “where do I end the sketch?”. It’s easy to get all literal with a scene like this and add in the windowsill, the window itself, the rest of the cabinet the bookshelf…but I had decided, as I was looking at it earlier while they were eating, just to create a denseness of shapes that would create their own shape collected together.

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What else was I sketching on this date?

No Black Cat Here, 2013
colored pencil sketch of cat
“No Black Cat Here”, green colored pencil, 9″ x 5.5″ © B.E. Kazmarski

Mewsette crouches on the windowsill behind the headboard of the bed, thinking I surely can’t see her, but of course she is the first thing I see as I enter the room. Those round eyes gave her away for one thing—who could miss an expression like that, even in my room full of things—but the pillow shams are pale green and the day outside is snowy, she doesn’t stand a chance on the windowsill.

I was planning to draw Giuseppe so I had my green pencil sharpened and ready, but I also like Mewsette in green.

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