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Today’s Postcard: Lane of colours, Stackpole
Drove north through a brilliantly moody cloud reminiscent of the portentous skies that accompanied Alfred against the Great Heathen Army (pesky Vikings) in the 850s; darkening winds at the birth of Genghis Khan in the 1160s; and again in the 1970s whenever England came to Cardiff Arms Park.
Scooted across to find my favourite copper beech near Stackpole this afternoon (I think they must have moved it) but found the light in this lane intoxicating instead, just by the old (now demolished) Stackpole House.
Paint: (on my Ritec Red homemade earth paint, perfect for autumn I’m finding): banks underpainted with Permanent Mauve; Naples Yellow and Cerulean Blue for the skies before a scrub over with a touch of Titanium White; trees of Ivory Black and Viridian. Then the ivy, holly and ferns added with Blu Turchese, Viridian and the often overlooked Oxide of Chromium green. Light Pink and Kings Blue Pale daubed on top of the odd tree to push them back into the light.
Brush: Size 1 filbert (hog); Size 1 round (synthetic); Size 8 splodger (round-ish) for the skies.
Hope you like the painting,
Ravens near Pentregalar sailing over the road like witches‘ gloves.