Chocolate Bath, 6.5 x 6.5, © Bernadette E. Kazmarski

Chocolate Bath, New Member

This New Member print is a signed digital print of my pastel painting “Chocolate Bath” made in archival inks on Epson Velvet Art Paper. This print is 6.5″ x 6.5″ and is matted to fit a 10″ x 10″ frame with a pure white mat.


Chocolate Bath, 6.5 x 6.5, © Bernadette E. Kazmarski

Chocolate Bath, 6.5 x 6.5, © Bernadette E. Kazmarski

I photographed Mimi at her bath in morning sun several years ago, but any of the many I’ve photographed are all favorites. Black cats have many colors in their fur. The warm sun shows off Mimi’s mahogany highlights and makes her look positively solid chocolate.

I also especially liked this angle for her face, and this composition with her on the edge of the art. She was right next to the basement door frame. I painted in the door frame but didn’t like the bit I’d included as looking slightly confusing, and where I thought the geometric shape would coordinate with the geometry on the floor and both set off Mimi’s soft curves and colors, it was too strong a presence and I cropped it out. So it’s just Mimi in the sun.

The biggest challenge is to paint a dark on dark composition with a black cat against a dark background, but Mimi is in warm tones of black and deep sienna and even purple and vermilion, while the background is a cool black with blends of cool violet, green and navy blue.

You can also order other sizes and styles of this painting. Visit Chocolate Bath in My Cats Gallery for more information about Peaches.

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