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Today’s Postcard: Figs and ricotta
This wasn’t a food combination that I had considered until I bumped into Rob (who had captained me in the 1st XV when I was a shy 15 yr old rugby boy) in Narberth the other day who suggested it to me. Our 1980s school canteen usually did a fine line in tinned ravioli and chips but, even so, we were an articulate XV, our line-out calls echoed Proust,Yeats, Eliot, and Rob led us to great feats on those (slightly muddy) Elysian fields.
So as I had a couple of figs left over, plus les fromages du monde in le fridge.....
Paint: (on my Ritec Red homemade earth paint): you have to plan these things a bit. Background of Cerulean Blue, leave to rest. Like yesterday I outlined the figs with a touch of Permanent Mauve and blocked in their tonal range, then leave again. Then the same jiggery pokery with Magenta, Naples Yellow, a touch of Phthalo Blue, and then some Viridian over the background blue. The stone bowl was Ivory Black and Kings Blue Pale for the tonal sketch, then little more than some Titanium White to tie it together and a Light Pink n KB Pale on top.
Brush: Size 2 filbert (hog); Size 1 round (synthetic).
Hope you like the painting,
Rob (aka Podge) who beautifully described his most recent trip to Vienna (Klimt, Schiele et al);
Mrs. Jones (dinner lady), fearsome scrummager, adept with chip scoop and words of advice.