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Today’s Postcard: Mist at Stackpole bridge
After a mad rabbit and squirrel hunt with two highly-trained hounds (both still vegetarian) we emerged muddied and muddled from the woods, the quarry exchanging bets on tomorrow’s rematch. I dropped off les chasseurs braves at home, broke my fast with smoked oysters and a bellini, and headed off to find some mists.
Stackpole: a narrow strait of water, plenty of low mist pockets and air as still as a heron’s hair-piece. And every colour of beech leaf from lemon to burnished plum.
Paint: (on my Ritec Red homemade earth paint): Ivory Black and Permanent Mauve the darks of the the arch and the shadows of the banks. Leaves and water painted with Naples Yellow, Sap Green, Prussian Blue and Cadmium Green Pale. Also some Chrome Orange and Magenta, Indian Red and a kingfisher’s spark. Actual and reflected sky of Kings Blue Pale and Titanium White.
Brush: Size 2 filbert (hog); Size 1 round (synthetic); Size 4 flat (synthetic, whire nylon)
Hope you like the painting,
Watson Jones: Cairn terrier, 3 yrs old, Cold War assassin;
Alfie: young Cavachon dog (hand-knitted from mittens) on holiday; Davy Crockett.