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Today’s Postcard: Beach path to Manorbier
There is a stillness and a silence that pervades this part of the coast. As soon as one dips downhill from the castle towards the beach the light intensifies and the sounds dull down, until there is just a sussuration of waves; the purple brambles knit the hedges together and tiptoe across paths, the gorse flowers glowing on top of nettle-green barbs. There is a whitecap, a dunnock and a pipit (but I never know which kind).
Paint: (on my Ritec Red homemade earth paint): some days the earth colour ground is almost irrelevant but today it is indispensable (for me anyway). It punctuates the sky (of Kings Blue Deep and Cobalt Blue) and beneath sandy grasses (C.Blue and Cadmium Green Pale, tinted) it forms the perfect underpainting. The headland by Kings Quoit cromlech is Ivory Black, over painted with a touch of Permanent Mauve and Viridian.
Brush: Size 4 filbert (bristle); size 4 round (scruffy bristle again).
Hope you like the painting,
The above birds plus an omnipresent raven and a nosy cairn terrier called Watson Jones.