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Today’s Postcard: First to see the sea
Seven herring gulls, five oystercatchers, four vapour trails; one blacked backed gull, one flat cormorant, one dog who nicked Baggins‘ ball and paraded it for an hour whilst Naomi and I politely discussed other things. Mid October is freshening but fighting off thoughts of, well, you know.
Took the bike for a walk up the hill above our cottage towards Hean Castle. Regretted extra toast. Pretended I only stopped to take photos. Regretted jumper. Stunning views across to Monkstone through the trees.
Tired tonight and that’s reflected in this blog I think, sorry. And I’m not sure about the painting either. A bit twee? My wife loves it and thinks its magical. I’m a bit humph about it.
Paint (on top of Ritec Red homemade paint, perfect for today I think): darks of a Hookers Green and Burnt Umber combination; Hookers Green and Sap Green for the darker bank bits and leaves; pale Yelow and Cadmium Green Pale (both tinted with Titanium White) for the highlights, plus a touch of Raw Sienna and Flesh Tint too; trees in the valley are scrubbed with a Cadmium Green and Chrome Orange mix (hmm odd I know); Monkstone is Kings Blue Pale with a touch of Permanent Mauve.
Brush: Size 1 filbert; Size 2 round (synthetic)
Hope you like the painting,
Watson: our 3 yr old Cairn terrier, in the dog house (ie on the sofa)
Naomi: lovely painter of watercolour genius, patient bystander to above dog;
Baggins: shiny crazy black diamond dog who used to have a ball.