SKETCH, MATTED AND FRAMED
This sketch is 7" wide x 5" high on acid-free watercolor paper. It is matted with 1-1/2" acid-free pure white top mat and 1/4" acid-free Prussian blue bottom mat, and framed in a 2" gloss white 8" x 10" solid wood frame. The backing is acid-free foam core and the glass is premium clear glass. All framing is done by me in my studio.
Full-size digital prints are also available.
ABOUT THE ARTWORK
Here is tortie Kelly sleeping on my desk. I used blue instead of black because it is a complement of orange, the other tortie color. But as long as she has the round green eyes and the big rounded ears, she’s my Kelly, and it’s a bonus that she has the little hind paw with the toes spread and the front paw curled so she can bathe it.
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 (see my notecards section). Often I use them as illustrations for graphics projects I'm designing.
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