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Today’s Postcard: Daffodils in a jam jar
I know, two days, two paintings of daffodils but they are the first of the year so I’m a little besotted. And I like painting jam jars. Watson Jones says that he prefers my darker, more Spanish style but what do the critics know eh?
Paint: (on my Ritec Red homemade earth paint): The background, painted with Cobalt Blue, Alizarin Crimson and tinted with a dab of Titanium White, is, I hope, the perfect foil for yellows because purple is the complimentary opposite. The daffodils’ base was Cadmium Yellow and some Cobalt Blue with a touch of the mixed purple to tie it together. Green, Burnt Sienna again. Then up to the final pale tints for the highlights with the same C. The stems are Sap Green and Viridian, All of the above colours go into the jar, but they are only smidged and smudged on in tiny quantities.
Brush: Sizes 2 and 4 filbert (bristle); size 2 round (bristle).
Hope you like the painting,
Watson Jones: cairn terrier (aged three), writer for Arts International and The Fowler.