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Today’s Postcard: Monkstone from Tenby
Halfway through my first mug and Watson was up and ready: morning sky was a bright red striped with pale yellow, touch of powder blue. And it got more intense as the morning wore on. Usually the time known as the golden or magical hour by photographers and cinematographers is either dawn or sunset. But a good two hours after sun up it was still magical although the gold had silvered and intensified. I painted this view (from The Croft in Tenby) a few years ago but that was in spring. So here we are.
Paint: (on my yellowy Colby Bank homemade earth paint): sky of Naples Yellow wash, leave it dry. Kings Blue Pale on top, touch of Titanium White. Land masses of Permanent Mauve, worked over wit Light Pinl and a scrub of Lapis Lazuli. Sea the same as the sky. Lots of dry brush technique to keep colours discreet and un-muddied.
Brush: Size 1 filbert (hog bristle); Size 2 round (synthetic).
Hope you like the painting,
Watson Jones (our 3yr old cairn terrier); coffee mugger, toast preventer; silent movie star.