A Warm Bath, pastel, 12″ x 10″, 1997 © Bernadette E. Kazmarski

A Warm Bath, New Member

This New Member print is a signed digital print of “A Warm Bath”. This print is 8 x 10 and  matted with a pure white mat to fit an 11 x 14 frame.

A Warm Bath, pastel, 12″ x 10″, 1997 © Bernadette E. Kazmarski

A Warm Bath, pastel, 12″ x 10″, 1997 © Bernadette E. Kazmarski



I chose this pose because you could still see Sally’s face, though she was looking down, and there is something I love about a cat’s face at that angle, the soft forehead, the nose, the whiskers sprouting here and there.

Still, this is the painting where I remember the feeling of “fingerpainting” for the first time, applying layers and colors of pastel, them mixing them with my fingertips and knuckles, the sides of my hands, both hands, a different color in each area. It was because I looked at the fur on Sally’s head in the reference photo and imagined digging my fingers into it to scratch the top of her head, which she loved, and I did my best to make the top of her head make me, and you, want to do that, even to feel it. The bright pink of her ear, the cool and warm highlights in her fur, it was all I could do to focus on one area to work it out completely.

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