Sunday, April 21, 2024
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Daily Sketch: Sun at Sunset

pastel sketch of cat on windowsill
“Sun at Sunset”, pastel on pastello paper, 10″ x 7.5″ © Bernadette E. Kazmarski

The sun finally came out just before sunset. The problem with an overcast day is that nothing looks inspiring. But as soon as the sun came out, there was my painting.

Modeled by…guess who? And apparently she did not approve because, after I’d scanned it and set it on my drafting table to write up my post, she decided to walk right across it, trailing fading black pawprints, of course she stepped right in the middle of herself. Wonder if that’s a metaphor for something.

Mimi says to stop now, it’s been a long day and and I am getting delirious. It has been a long day.

What was I sketching a year ago today?

Mother and Daughter, Sun and Shadow

watercolor of two cats
Mother and Daughter, Sun and Shadow, watercolor pencil © B.E. Kazmarski

One of my all-time favorites! And my March desktop calendar—visit that post to read more about the sketch and see the original.

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4 thoughts on “Daily Sketch: Sun at Sunset

  • Stunning drawing however, it appears you are being punished for not allowing the sun to come out earlier. Cat’s always have a way of letting us know 🙂

    • Susan, thanks! It’s funny that I don’t like it on paper, but I really like it on the computer. Whatever! Mimi thinks she made the sun come out. That is her afternoon sunbathing spot and she settled into it, sun or not, and wouldn’t you know the sun came out.

  • I’m disappointed that you didn’t include the “collaborative” version of this (self-)portrait!
    Apparently Mimi thought you had not quite captured her essence and she would help you out. . . .

    • Actually, the pawprints were only on other surfaces, and looking at the drawing you’d never know she’d walked on it.

      She was making a point that I was paying too much attention to less-important things.


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