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Today’s Postcard: Oaks at first light
Dawn. Trying to walk two dogs on two leads with two noses following different aromas and agendas. Watson and Alfie, on leads, playing, wrestling, sniffing, snuffling, wagging, and, at times, vaguely walking. We finally got through the garden gate and headed to the beach. Somewhere out there was another morning of rhapsody in which sanderlings, oystercatchers, maybe a heron or even a curlew punctuated the magnificence with their silhouettes. I have no idea. I had Alfie and WJ on a maypole twisting mission, two leads entwined into one nylon cable.
I finally let them off and off they leapt. Leaving me to look at a simple row of oaks on a bank, ivy-ed and pink-ed above me.
Paint (on my homemade Ritec Red ground paint): for the bank and the oaks I used a thinned dark inky mix of Paynes Grey and Dioaxine Purple with a blob of Viridian to mimic the ivy. Then the sky was a mellow melange of Naples Yellow, Light Pink, Permanent Mauve, an ounce of Chrome Orange in shimmery spots and dots.
Brush: Sizes 2 and 4 filbert (hog, one resembling world leaders‘ haircuts); a slim Size 1 round and not too sharp (synthetic).
Hope you like the painting,
Watson Jones (WJ): our suave and sophisticated three year old brindle Cairn terrier, rigger
Alfie: a Cavachon, a blended Disneyesque flopalong mate of WJ. Cute as a bear cub. Twp.