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Today’s Postcard: North from Mynachlogddu
Whenever I come here something has changed, a road has moved or the trees were less bent and bow-strung. Or there were fewer ravens but more kites, more ponies and less sheep; the heather was purple, ferns brown, Watson less muddy. I love the stark harsh light, the lack of padding, the angularity, the freshness. But there is less sun, it does rain more, our scottish dog wouldn’t like it despite the conditions seemingly perfect for him.
Watson Jones is fine but he had a fall down the stairs at home. The vet said it’s no more than a bruised leg (and ego), and WJ shrugged it off with a nip of brandy and a heroic limp. I offered him a stick but he shredded it for kindling.
Paint: (on my Ritec Red homemade earth paint); Permanent Mauve and Naples Yellow for the base of the mountain, Terre Verte with a touch of Flesh Tint on top for the paths and grasses. Sky a rough Kings Blue Pale with Titanium White, Light Pink. Foreground bank and hedge: Viridian, Permanent Mauve, Naples Yellow, Terre Verte and Cadmium Yellow.
Brush: Sizes 1, 2 and 8 filbert (hog). Size 2 round (synthetic).
Hope you like the painting,
Watson Jones, cairn, 3 and a bit yrs; grizzled old jack tar, bosun. Lightly boiled egg and soldiers please.