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Today’s Postcard: On the corner
I love watching dogs run at full tilt. Watson-le-Cairn was befriended from 100yrds away by Archie (a sort of spaniel cross) who'd completed two loops before our dog had managed to get out of first. Off they went, Watson perenially stuck in a lowish gear, all revs and rumbles having the time of his life. Then Bronwen the Bounce (labradoodle) joined in and the holy trinity of sand wrecking was complete. Even the pair of moody black-backs were/was(?) impressed.
Up the road is a tiny lane (see Day 18) and this meadow butts up to it. Dew-ed grasses, touch of Autumn, layers of blueing trees behind. A quietly splendid light, pinks and soft blues in everything. Rooks, smell of woodsmoke.
Paint: (on my homemade Ritec Red earth paint, hint of terracotta): darks of Permanent mauve mixed with my version of Payne's Grey (ie Phthalocyanine Blue, Ultramarine, Ivory Black plus Dioaxine Purple); trees distant: Blu Turchese, Sap Green, Kings Blue Light; leafy bits: Sap Green, Guy’s Grey Goo (TM); tree trunks: GGG then waitwaitwait; dryish brush with Lapis Lazuli, Light Pink, feather duster. Sky: let a tiny bit of ground come through for movement amongst the branches, then: Titanium White, touch of Pale Yellow, Light Pink.
Brush: big bristle-y Size 18 round splodger for the scruffy scrub; Size 2 filbert (hog bristle), small synthetic (nylon) Size 0 round for fiddly faff.
Hope you like the painting,
Hwyl and happiness,