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Today’s Postcard: St Stephens Day bouquet
My wife made a lovely Christmas wreath – and (to her surprise, not mine) it is not only still in one piece despite Hurricane Agatha (or Bertha or Cuthbert) recently winding up the waves 100yrds away - but it also retains its seasonal charm and casts a deep holly green shadow in today’s beautiful sun. Bring on the light St Stephen, lengthen the days again.
Paint: (on my Ritec Red homemade earth paint): Underpainting is key here I think: door and weatherboards with Prussian Blue and a touch of Ivory Black. Viridian and a touch of Light Green and Naples Yellow on top too; walls underpainted with Naples Yellow and a dash of Permanent Mauve for the contrasts. Yuletide wreath underpainted in Viridiana and Ivory Black, ten P.Mauve and Alizarin on top, Light Pink for the sunny splodges.
Brush: Size 2 filbert (hog bristle); Size 2 round (synthetic).
Hope you like the painting of our cottage by the sea,
Eloise the wonderful weaver of words, worlds, hydrangeas and holly.
Watson Jones, our three yr old cairn, pin up model, matinee idol.