Allegro Moderato, pastel, 14 x 20 © Bernadette E. Kazmarski

Allegro Moderato, New Member Print

This New Member print is a signed digital print of “Allegro Moderato”. This print is 8 x 12 and  matted with a pure white mat to fit a 12 x 16 frame.

Allegro Moderato, pastel, 14 x 20 © Bernadette E. Kazmarski

Allegro Moderato, pastel, 14 x 20 © Bernadette E. Kazmarski

Some paintings wait decades to be painted, and when they have their chance they press on until they are fully realized. This was one of those paintings

I probably took the reference photos of Allegro napping on my piano bench in winter 1988 and intended to paint it right away, as I had painted Fawn in “Waiting for Mom” and Moses in “Sunday Morning” in 1988 from recent photos. Once I’d started painting cats, I wanted to paint cats all the time, and thought I should always have a sketch or painting in the works to keep myself learning and progressing in my skills. In fact, I know I’d planned some sort of painting of each of the cats in my life at that time, and from that concept I’ve built my own personal collection of portraits of my cats, mostly large, usually detailed and scenic, capturing a moment, including “Are You Looking At Me?”, “Peaches and Peonies” and “Sleeping Beauty”, and smaller paintings like “After Dinner Nap”, “Darling Clementine” and “A Warm Bath”.

I created a composite from the photos, and determined that I would paint this painting, but moving and other events, and every October passed by without painting this painting. This year I put everything aside to finally let it come to reality.

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