"Mewsette's Blue Nap" note card.

Mewsette’s Blue Nap Note Cards

Mewsette’s Blue Nap Note Cards are 4.25″ x 5.5″ printed on natural toned textured paper.


  • Cards are blank inside.
  • These cards do not assort with any other cards.
  • Price includes shipping via First Class or Parcel depending on quantity.

ABOUT THE ART

“Mewsette’s Blue Nap” is a loose watercolor I painted in indigo blue and is printed on textured paper. When I paint them I cover the paper in more or less her silhouette, leaving little gaps of white and adding heavier coverage where there are shadows. Then I work into the silhouette while wet for the mid range tones, let it dry until it is still damp, them add the darkest areas. Sometimes I’ll use a wet brush with just water to pull the lightest areas out if they’ve accidentally been covered over, but I like to let the water flow where it will and not force it around too much.

You can also purchase a print of the sketch in my Daily Sketches gallery. Find more feline-inspired note cards and greeting cards.

EVER WONDER WHAT MY CATS THINK OF HOW I PAINT THEM?

purple watercolor of cat sleeping

“Purple Nap”, indigo watercolor on watercolor paper, 6″ x 4.25″ © Bernadette E. Kazmarski

This is Mewsette going about being Mewsette on my bed. I actually started four paintings of her, but just after beginning two of them certain brothers decided they would rather I paint a wrestling match, though Mewsette was not in the mood for that. Finally I distracted them and painted a quick bath, below, then the one of her resting, above.

These are watercolors, and when I paint them I cover the paper in more or less her silhouette, leaving little gaps of white and adding heavier coverage where there are shadows. Then I work into the silhouette while wet for the mid range tones, let it dry until it is still damp, then add the darkest areas. Sometimes I’ll use a wet brush with just water to pull the lightest areas out if they’ve accidentally been covered over, but I like to let the water flow where it will and not force it around too much.

There are areas in both that I don’t like, but overall, I like them both.

I liked “Purple Nap”, or “Blue Nap” as it turned out to be so much that I had note cards made of it and called it “Mewsette’s Blue Bath”.

watercolor of cat bathing

“Purple Bath”, indigo watercolor on watercolor paper, 4.5″ x 5.25″ © Bernadette E. Kazmarski

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Mewsette and Giuseppe Review Sketches

Mewsette takes a sidelong glance at my paintings of her, trying to be polite.

Mewsette takes a sidelong glance at my paintings of her, trying to be polite.

What do I think of these? These are sketches of me?

Oh, please.

Oh, please...don't show that to anyone. I don't look like that.

Oh, please…don’t show that to anyone. I don’t look like that.

Mewsette takes a look at a few quick watercolor sketches I did of her the other night and lets me know what she thinks. In my defense, these were the two that were interrupted by playful brothers, so they are barely even begun. But kitties have their opinions, including Giuseppe.

Giuseppe gives his opinion of my work.

Giuseppe gives his opinion of my work.

And you call yourself an artist?

The paint water got more attention than my paintings.

Mewsette inspects the shelf and Giuseppe considers tasting the paint water. The paintings are ignored.

Mewsette inspects the shelf and Giuseppe considers tasting the paint water. The paintings are ignored.

Perhaps I’ll see if these brushes have anything more interesting to offer.

Mewsette checks the brushes for signs of interesting things.

Mewsette checks the brushes for signs of interesting things.

*Sigh.*

The life of an artist’s model. Everyone thinks it’s glamorous, risqué, naughty, even indecent, but when the artist is your human mom, and she’s more interested in experimenting, it’s just, well…it makes me very sleepy.

Mewsette's views on being an artist's model.

Mewsette’s views on being an artist’s model.

Human art critics have nothing on cats. At least they don’t sleep on your paintings.

DAILY SKETCHES

I endeavor to do at least a small sketch each day as a warm-up to my aesthetic senses, so I have a small pouch of art materials and a few various sized sketchbooks available in the house and out. Usually, these are done in pencil, my first and favorite medium, though sometimes it’s charcoal, ink, colored pencil, ink and brush, whatever strikes my fancy at the moment, the greatest challenge to keep it quick and not get caught up in details, let the idea flow onto the paper.

Most often, the subjects are my cats because they are such willing models, though sometimes I’ll also wander afield, literally, and sketch in my yard or anywhere I go for errands. Medium and especially style vary just so I get a chance to do something new.

Every once in a while, they are meant for framing, and I’ve designed a series of notecards, notepaper and notepads using other daily sketches. Often I use them as illustrations for graphics projects I’m designing.

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