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Today’s Postcard: Sargeant’s Lane, Tenby
Wobbly, crumbly, restored, cherished; prime, wasted, characterful, decrepit. Probably the last piece of relatively untouched bits of the town besides the harbour (although there is now a micro brewery and an art studio) Sargeant’s Lane is an anomally just off Tudor Square (often the busiest square in west Wales). I like the contrast and the quietness, even in the height of summer.
Paint: (on my Ritec Red homemade earth paint): thinned Ivory Black and Burnt Umber for sketching; Prussian and Phthalocyanine Blues for the shadows and some underpainting. Then a scruffy scumbling melange including Naples Yellow, Kings Blue Pale, Flesh Tint and Indian Red for the masonry, touch of Sap Green and Blu Turchese for the painted building. Sky of Kings Blue Pale with Titanium White. Slight smell of damp horse.
Brush: Sizes 2 filbert (hog); Size 1 round (synthetic).
Hope you like the painting, telegram from the Queen tomorrow....
ps in answer to enquiries, all paintings are £75 each including p & p. Some sell in minutes, some linger then make a dash for it, some remain like lost treasures of the Nubia.