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Today’s Postcard: Barn and sheds near Crymych
I have always liked sheds: throughout my childhood we kept a menagerie of loud ducks and chickens, grumpy cockerels, scary geese, cute bantams, happy dogs, stubborn goats, vacant sheep, fence-busting cows, itinerant cats and annoying siblings. We had sheds of grain, bikes, bales, swallows, incubators, hens, tools and an easel. The sheds were flaky, shaky, baler-twined, galvanised, creosoted, mud-moated, draughty and hot. Here are some more.
Paint: (on my Ritec Red homemade earthy paint): I under-painted quite a lot of this composition in cool Viridian and Permanent Mauve for the shadows. I also scruffed a lean mix of Cobalt Blue here and there to create a contrast before over-painting with Chrome Orange and Burnt Sienna on the roof. Also I kept the same bleached out Kings Blue Pale for the sky and the barn end, whilst another blue (Lapis Lazuli) works well in the shadows amongst the Cadmium Green Pale trees and field.
Brush: Size 4 and 6 filbert (hog); size 2 round (synthetic).
Hwyl, hope you like the painting,