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Today’s Postcard: Cherry tree, Cosherston
Lovely wife Eloise was up and away very early so (as it was too dark to walk the dogs and too late to go back to bed) I decided to paint the final coat on a wall in the lounge. All was well, I finished it and took the dogs out into the woods and onto the beach. I noticed that Watson had a bit of paint on his whiskers. He also had a bit on his rump. Which turned out to be a perfect paw print that must have been applied by Chaucer, the lodger. Nothing else to report. En route to Pembroke Dock I stopped in Cosherston, the sun on a lone cherry by one of the streams that feeds the Cleddau caught my eye, so here we are.
Paint: (on my Ritec Red homemade earth paint): Sky first: painted with Cobalt Blue and Titanium White; I blocked the remainder in with Permanent Mauve and Viridian, then for the trees I added P.Mauve and Naples Yellow, touch of Cobalt in the shadows; sky colours for the river; Cadmium Green Pale and Cobalt for the grasses; tree last of all: Ivory Black base with a touch of PM and NY for the highlights. I love this spot.
Brush: Sizes 2, 4, 8 filbert (hog). Size 2 round (synthetic).
Hope you like the painting,
Chaucer long nosed fox terrier, graffiti artist, rock art specialist;
Watson Jones: looking like an aboriginal cairn terrier; exhausted by his lodger;
Eloise: pre-dawn coffee, car, Aberystwyth, PhD, children’s author, salad dresser, zzzzzzz