Welcome to Postcards from Pembrokeshire (Day 15/365)
Today's Postcard: "Rescued Bottles"
Wow, a morning of Naples Yellow sky merging into a soft mauve, Gower and Worms Head floating on a shimmering ice floe. And Watson still digging. Then he nicked lovely Gill's poodles' ball and paraded his dribbling skills like a pro. For ages. It was getting embarrassing. Then we got it off him. Then he got it back. Any plans today Guy? Nope, not now. Another slightly slower day than planned...
When we moved to our perfect petit palais at Coppet Hall one of our first finds in the garden was a perfectly preserved glass inkwell. Then another. And on the beach , especially after a good storm, we (actually, Eloise) have found several little bottles. The central one in this Postcard reads "Dr Browns Cough Bottle", "Jesse Williams" and "Chemist Cardiff" in a lovely Gill font. So I lined them up and painted them.
Paint: (on top of handmade "Ritec Red"): Blu Turchese (bought in Venice, somehow aptly); Flesh Tint, Indian Red, Dioaxine Purple, dash of T.White, Kings Blue Deep. Smell of kelp.
Brush: Size 2 filbert, size 2 round, 00 round "mini scuffer".
Somehow going to watch "Swallows and Amazons" this pm ties in with today's slowness and the painting of old bottles: the softer chink of older alchemist's glass like beads brushing; men sporting fine braces (in the film, not, sadly chez nous); kids in cotton shirts and itchy jumpers...I suggested we drive to the pictures in the '62 Morris 1000 but Eloise said she wanted to see the start of the film as well as the end).
Hope you like the painting.