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Today’s Postcard: Low tide, Carew
Warm mornings in winter (especially in an Atlantic climate such as in west Wales) usually mean rain, but this year we’ve rarely needed a coat. Before Watson Jones could scare them off (with his blunderbuss) I heard and then saw two different woodpeckers (small and shy) on neighbouring oaks. I never see woodpeckers, and Watson never really sees anything. He just responds to scents, sounds, a hint of squirrel. Later I drove across Carew Bridge at an exceptionally low tide. There was enough weak sun to create curved contrasts in the silt; there were enough curved curlew beaks to create the birdsong of my dreams (curlews = 1970s holidays in Pen Lleyn = my granddad).
Paint: (on my Ritec Red homemade earth paint): a simple limited palette for this one: Naples Yellow and Titanium White for the sky; Permanent Mauve and N Yellow mixed for the distant trees with a dash of Ivory Black as the trees get closer. Mudbanks of Kings Blue Pale, Ivory Black and Cobalt Blue, touch more T White in the shiny bits.
Brush: Size 2 filbert (hog). Size 2 round (synthetic).
Hope you like the painting,
Watson Jones (3 and a bit, chocolatey cairn terrier): slipper wearer, sharp as a brush, outside half.