Daily Sketch: Sunshine in Colors

oil pastel sketch of cat
Sunshine With Colors, 5" x 7", oil pastel © B.E. Kazmarski

Mr. Sunshine sat on the kitchen stool taking in the warm morning light from the back door and just a little of the cool reflected light from the dining room window. It all added up to an interesting mix of colors!

I used one of the new kids’ sets of oil pastels which are thinner than the usual to accommodate a child’s hand, but I got accustomed to that and was happy to see they were all of equal consistency and softness, and the colors did not disappoint. I’m still working through my van Gogh impressionism, though here I’ve used a color he would not have, the red violet; I’ve never seen it in any of his paintings.

I actually drew this Sunday (day before yesterday), and I’m getting caught up with things that didn’t get done in favor of gardening and work on my computer, so there are two sketches tonight, since there hasn’t been one at all for a few days!

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5 thoughts on “Daily Sketch: Sunshine in Colors

  • June 19, 2013 at 9:26 am
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    Super!
    I love the sense of motion and the random blobby shards of color, implying force. Just hang on to your ears.

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    • June 19, 2013 at 3:24 pm
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      Meg, I actually felt as if I came closer to van Gogh’s energy this time.

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  • June 19, 2012 at 10:52 pm
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    I love the color and texture in this one – of course, Van Gogh is one of my favorite artists!

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    • June 20, 2012 at 10:02 am
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      Vicki, it’s been so fun to explore this, from back with Grape Jelly Bean to here.

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