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Today’s Postcard: Oystercatchers at Coppet Hall
Chaucer is staying with us. A young, elegant, long nosed fox terrier, he is just learning not to annoy a dozing Watson, not to nick his stick and not to expect his own stick to remain un-nicked. Apart from that there are tails wagging aplenty and a little less foot space around our cottage. And he’s not sure what to do with beach crows when they turn to face him. This morning the beach witnessed a spectacular range of pinks and birds. I ran (ish) back for my camera and thus it was over before I came back. But I have a memory of sorts so here we are.
Paint: (on my Ritec Red homemade earth paint): I find a limited palette and a wet-in-wet technique suits most skies: Kings Blue Pale, Light Pink and Titanium White. Permanent Mauve, Cobalt Blue and Light Pink (with T.White of course) for the sea, and apart form Ivory Black and T.White for the birds, a touch of C.Blue and L.Pink again for the white feathers that aren’t white in this light.
Brush: Size 8 filbert (hog). Sizes 00 and 1 round (synthetic).
Hope you like the painting,
Eloise: kindest wife, Chaucer’s extended walk walker, tea, toast and PhD do-er;
Watson Jones, our welcoming host cairn, graciously sharing twigs, garden and hearth and ornothological notes;
Chaucer Rhys Davies: charmer, nose licker, dozer, air raid warden.