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Today’s Postcard: Lydstep from the ridgeway
Earlier today: CJ running flat out was being chased by a big brown dog whilst chasing a gentle foxhound who was cruising. Watson was in hot pursuit of them all but he’s like a Hillman Imp chasing a fleet of Lotus Cortinas. In the end his smaller turning circle was his only option. This was on Glen beach at a magnificently low tide watched over by gracefully turning leaves in the woods above. Watching dogs run is one of life’s greatest pleasures.
The Ridgeway between Penally and Lamphey was once a Bronze Age track, with views to the Preselis in the north and, amongst other joys, this view across to Lydstep.
Paint (on my homemade Ritec Red ground paint): sky of Naples Yellow with tints of Light Pink and Cobalt Blue; sea of Kings Blue Pale. Lydstep was underpainted with Permanent Mauve and the lights are touches of Naples Yellow to pick out the sky, Cadmium Green Pale with Kings Blue for the grassy scrub. Hedges Paynes Grey with Permanent Mauve, the scrubbed over with Prussian Blue and a dab of Magenta. Fields a mix of Cadmium Green Pale and Kings Blue Deep, touch of Flesh Tint in the grasses. The ground paint is perfect for this kind of painting, it just takes the chore out of painting textures in fields.
Brush: Size 6 messy hog bristle-y toilet brush thing; Size 1 filbert (hog bristle); small Size 1 round (synthetic).
Hope you like the painting,
CJ the ten month old Sprollie, smooth and sleek, driving on slicks;
Chris and Bob: Eloise’s mum and dad, Bob with a punctured front left; CJ’s co-drivers;
Watson: three year old Cairn terrier, off road land rover, short wheel base.