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Today’s Postcard: Full moon, lapis lazuli sea
Early hours, no dogs, no noises except owls, a fox’s howls and the soft susuration of waves. And a big, fat, buttery full moon for company as my nose ran (sorry) and fingers became brittle watching it push the clouds aside.
Paint: (on my Tir Penalun darker brown earth paint): Cerulean Blue, Kings Blue Pale, the tiniest smidge of Ivory Black and of course Titanium White. The rest is all down to my wife: for my birthday she bought me the most extravagant paint I’ve ever squidged, a Michael Harding Lapis Lazuli (the pigment from the purest Afghani lapis); it is simply magnificent and subtle and rich all at once, like painting with midnight.
Brush: Size 8 filbert (bristle); Size 2 round (synthetic),
I hope that you like the painting.
Eloise: my wonderful, brilliantly thoughtful wife who snuck in to the art shop and snuck out again bereft of jewels, the coat off her back (and she confessed to even having pawned my tiara…)