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Today’s Postcard: First frost
Got up today and it was night. The owls were still scaring each other with boos and screeches, bats still playing tag, and the trees were in smoky silhouettes. I’ve no idea why the dog and I ran around the car park but I’m sure Watson started it by pretending he’d seen a rabbit flick him the Vs.
Drove early past Narberth and those huge oaks and beeches in the fields, silent as the mists that tickled their feet. Frost further north as I pulled on gloves and my hat, the Morris‘ heating good for feet and knees but... the geese flying over Pen-y-Bryn looked for the Teifi as I looked forward to coffee in Cardigan.
Paint (on the homemade Tur Penalun, 70% cocoa solids): deep and dark underpainting using Prussian Blue, Permanent Mauve, smidge of Burnt Umber. Leave it to dry. Then scrub/scumble a miserly mouthful of Light Pink and Permanent Mauve tinted here and there with Naples Yellow or just Titanium White; tree of Permanent Mauve, Light Pink, Burnt Umber, Prussian Blue, with thanks to the brilliantly named Atkinson Grimshaw.
Brush: Size 1 filbert; Size 2 round pointy (synthetic)
Hope you like the painting, bon weekend,
Scene One: Watson: our 3 yr old brindle Cairn terrier, veteran of Bletchley.
Scene Two: three ravens, two red kites, a lapwing; Magwitch hitching a lift.