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Today’s Postcard: View from a gate, Manorbier
This is how I like to think that Gerallt Gymro, Giraldus Cambrensis, Gerald of Wales viewed the castle of his birth in the middle of the 12th century (but perhaps with slightly straighter ramparts). His writings on Wales and Ireland were massively influential and are pretty intact, although I am informed by Watson Jones that his zoological accounts are slightly fanciful and owe more to myth than fact. Here’s my version of his birthplace.
Paint: (on my Ritec Red homemade earth paint): a big sky of Naples Yellow, Light Pink threaded through with Titanium White; Permanent Mauve with Naples Yellow and Alizarin Crimson for the hill around the cromlech; Dioaxine Purple with a touch of Kings Blue Pale and Naples again for the inner wall, and then predominantly Naples Yellow and Flesh Tint for the facing wall. All of the above with a smidge of Sap Green for the scrubby gorse and undergrowth.
Brush: Size 8 and 10 filberts (bristle); Size 2 round (synthetic),
I hope that you like the painting.
Watson Jones: medieval historian and cairn terrier; more Cambro-Hibernia than Brythonic-Norman.