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Today’s Postcard: Pear and walnut
Watson Jones shouldered his trusty carbine from his time in the International Brigade, Spanish Civil War, Cadiz 1937 (that’s all he’ll say, even now). I pocketed my Opinel penknife (County Clothes, Tenby, 2007) and a stick and we set out on a desperate mission that no-one else wanted. We entered the pitch black woods at Coppet Hall at 06:37am precisely, using our natural instincts and sheer survival nous to guide us. A torch would have proved folly and probably fatal, and whilst I fell twice to unseen assailants, my leader was redoubtable, assured and purposeful. In these dark times there is little detail worth adding, suffice to say we achieved our mission and returned to a heroes feast in the Mess a little after 8am.
Normandy pear and walnut pie, from Di’s recipe, (having long ago consumed the pears she gave me for this very recipe...) is on the menu, so I bought some Comice pears and painted the basics before I put the oven on.
Paint: (on my Ritec Red homemade earth paint): background underpainted with Cerulean Blue, touch of Viridian; pear and walnut both underpainted in Permanent Mauve, touch of Raw Sienna. Walnut overpainted with the same, touch of extra Titanium White and Naples Yellow. Pear overpainted with Cadmium Green Pale, Lemon Yellow, Blu Turchese, Light Pink.
Brush: Size 2 filbert (hog); Sizes 0 and 1 round (synthetic).
Hope you like the painting, I will never paint a walnut again.
Watson Jones (WJ) our faithful 3yr old cairn; veteran of the Peninsula Wars, Gallipoli and Lord of the Rings.