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Today’s Postcard: Apple trees, Colby
Discovery apple trees in the walled garden at Colby. A sun-trap, a whirligig of pinks and blue-y whites on my way home. This is the first time I’ve seen lots of bees all in one place for ages and it really is quite a soporific thrumming humming sound, especially with the tall beech trees on the alto notes.
Paint: (on my Ritec Red homemade earthy paint): Viridian, touch of Permanent Mauve and a scrub of Burnt Umbers for the dark areas; for the trunks I used Kings Blue Pale with a touch of Terre Verte; lighter leaves of Cadmium Green Pale with blossoms of Kings Blue Pale, Light Pink and Alizarin Crimson.
Brush: Size 6 filbert (hog); size 4 round (synthetic).
I hope that you like the painting,
Wren, goldfinch, nuthatch, robin, thrush, pair of doves and a fat dunnock. If I lived so close to a tea room I’d find flight more difficult too…