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Today’s Postcard: Gower from Coppet Hall
And then it stopped and everyone was out in the sunny gaps. The sky was a colour swatch of blues and clouds were hiding each other as if apologising for last night. Watson Jones scruffed the new sand with a friendly lurcher showing off her speed (Watson stuck in third as ever, all revs in short bursts) and then we turned for home: dozens of long-tailed tits in the treetops; grey and pied wagtails in the puddles, a squadron of sparrows arguing about school whilst texting each other.
Each morning from Coppet Hall it seems that Gower and Worms Head drift here and there like clumsy unmoored tankers, far off or foreboding, never just land lumps. This morning they grew or shrank every few seconds: familier or fugitive, a land mass or Avalon.
Paint: (over my ochre-y Colby Bank homemade paint): sea and sky of Ultramarine, Kings Blue Pale, Lapis Lazuli painted over a Naples Yellow/Light Pink layer, trying not to over blend nor over scruff; purples were played out with Magenta, Permanent Mauve and a slender smudge of Kings Pale again.
Brush: Size 8 splodger (round) then a Size 2 filbert, then a faffy mini dainty from the selection box.
Hope you like the painting.
Watson Jones, our dark 3 year old scruffy cairn terrier. We do feed him but everyone else’s snacks are clearly superior.
Sally the lithe lurcher