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Today’s Postcard: Meadow near Saundersfoot
A soft light became a warmer, richer one as Eloise and I sat in the big meadow trying to spot Watson Jones amongst the tall purple-headed grasses. Lying down for a nap in a sunny field is one of the true treats in life, made all the finer when you know that your dog is pottering about and won’t need another walk. Swallows and martins were darting about and the sea was even bluer than the sky.
Paint: (on my Ritec Red homemade earthy paint): sea and sky of Kings Blue Deep and Titanium White, touch of Cobalt Blue; I used Viridian, Prussian Blue and a touch of Ivory Black for the dark trees and shadow, then worked over them with Oxide and Cadmium Pale Greens, Cadmium Yellow as well, some Naples Yellow amongst the grasses.
Brush: Size 4 filbert (hog); sizes 2 and 4 round (synthetic).
I hope that you like the painting,
Eloise: my lovely wife is sleepy on Sundays. Watching the cloud shapes above the field we mainly found caricatures and whales chasing pelicans.
Watson Jones: cairn terrier in a warm climate, he was chasing shadows and a hint of rabbit between the old oaks and lady’s smock. His tongue was in danger of being stepped upon. Later he made wild garlic and nettle pesto, chiefly from the bits in his coat.