Daily Sketch: The Basement Door

pastel sketch of cat at door
Looking Out the Basement Door, pastel, 8" x 8" © B.E. Kazmarski

Generations of cats have sat and looked out this door. It’s right on ground level, though there is a small slab of concrete and the brick patio I built, but after that is grass and garden. On a hot day there is always a breeze here and the concrete stays cool. Understandably, it’s a favorite spot. And needless to say, though I’ll say it anyway, I love to watch them here.

The door is painted Caribbean Blue to ward off evil spirits.

You would never guess, but it’s famous art model, Mewsette.


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3 thoughts on “Daily Sketch: The Basement Door

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  • June 25, 2012 at 5:22 pm

    i love this!! The way Mewsette is sitting is so typical of a cat and the colours and light are very effective! I never tire of watching cats!!

    • June 27, 2012 at 12:25 pm

      Carolyn, thanks–it turned out more detailed and colorful than I had wanted, but it’s such a precious memory, from Mewsette on back through over a dozen other cats who’ve sat there. It’s growing on me, though, hanging in my studio.


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