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Today’s Postcard: Dawn lights
By this hedge I stopped, rewarded for getting up early with a raven twice looping in an arc just feet above my head, its wings loud and soft at the same time. I turned to see whether my canine copain had enjoyed the moment too. Nope. He was sitting on a bank watching a sweet chestnut leaf spin to the ground, large as a slipper, almond shaped and rusty with November. He looked at me looking at him and said „Well, you missed my leaf watching your bird, I missed your bird watching my leaf.“ If he opened a hotel it would be The Zen Kennel.
This hedge had a thick sessile oak in it, ivy-ed and grumpy next to a field, and a glory of grasses drifting away towards the edge of the next hedge, and on and on.
Paint: (on the Ritec Red homemade earth paint): skies of Naples Yellow and Light Pink with Chrome Orange and apricot peel. Hedges layered with Permanent Mauve, Kings Blue Pale and a smidge of Light Green vintage verdigris. This green scrubbed onto the field over the sky mix gives a glow and a shimmer. Darks of P. Mauve and Ivory Black under a luxurious Lapiz Lazuli scrub.
Brush: Size 2 filbert, and a Size 4 flat (white nylon); Size 8 vintage round splodger (hog).
Hope you like the painting.
Raven; prince of tides, cliff courier;
Watson Jones: our 3yr old Cairn terrier; Rimbaud reader, Sundance Kid.