Welcome to Postcards from Pembrokeshire (123/365)
Today’s Postcard: From Amroth to Tenby
Driving home this afternoon I decided to sidestep Narberth as the gloom set in, and headed via Ludchurch to Amroth. I used to know these lanes well, having bounced off most of the banks (with my brother and other feral friends) on a motley fleet of farm bikes, town bikes, bikes with no brakes, riders with no idea, between Templeton and the sea.
I caught the last dramatic light show before the drizzle and December caught up with the day.
Paint: (on my pale yellow Colby Bank homemade earth paint): again, slate skies and seas of Lapis Lazuli blue with a touch of Kings Blue Pale and Permanent Mauve. Add a touch of Ivory Black for the headlands and islands, then leave it to settle. Then a rough and yet tender drift of Titanium White for contrast, and at the end a line or two of Ivory Black for the final lines on the shore. Ivory Black is now a misnomer: it used to be made from burnt ivory but now I’m happy to say it’s made from kinder things.
Brush: I found my old Size 3456 who knows? Round scruffy favourite that’s been in the shed stopping a wobbly table from dancing. Perfect for direct, non fiddlefaddle painting (synthetic hog). And a small Size 2 round (synthetic).
Hope you like the painting,