Daily Sketch: Mewsette as a Sunny Spring Morning

cat shape in oil pastel

Mewsette As a Sunny Spring Morning, oil pastel © B.E. Kazmarski

All the trees and shrubs are leafing out here, especially the lilac right outside the north window where the bird feeder hangs. All morning long sun dapples the new bright green leaves with constant change and movement. Through the branches I can see neighbors’ blooming apples, crabapples, the first of the azaleas and the last of my forsythia.

All this came together as I watched the light play over Mewsette’s fur and became the third variation on this theme I’ve been exploring of oil pastel on canvas paper, mottled and mixed and then scraped and scored.

I’m actually not pleased with her shape because I liked her first position by the window and her second and tried to combine them. Still, these are just sketches, and I think after this I will move them to less-textured paper. It’s been fun to work it all out.

Here are the other two paintings of Mewsette in oil pastel: Mewsette in Blues and Greens and Mewsette as a Rainy Spring Day.

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