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Today’s Postcard: Caldey and St Margarets from the Ridgeway
A barnacled whelk dropped by a gull onto the rocks made Watson jump and in reply he chased a sycamore leaf along the high tide foam. Then up we went into the woods full of squirrels and I lost our dog. He lost himself. He became an existential canine such was his lostness. Occasionally I caught a glimpse of squirrels throwing acorns at him. When he finally returned to his loyal owner he was ferral and treading on his tongue.
En route home and on a bit further: the Ridgeway near Penally again and one of the best views of Caldey and St Margarets, with a sort of pull in and a gap in the gorse.
Paint (on my homemade Ritec Red ground paint): islands of Permanent Mauve tinted with Kings Blue Pale (which is itself a tint...) and sea of Titanium White, touch of Cobalt Blue; sky underpainted with Naples Yellow then left for a bit before Kings Blue Pale and the Cobalt again, then streaked with a bit more T.White. Fields of a dabbed Light Pink (let the ground colour do most of the work here) and a smallest line of Cadmium Green Pale for the grasses here and on Caldey. Hedges and trimmings of Paynes Grey and Prussian Blues.
Brush: Size 8 round bodger; Size 2 filbert (hog); small Size 1 round (synthetic).
Hope you like the painting,
Watson: three year old brindle Cairn terrier, hunter gatherer, catapult king