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Today’s Postcard: Fields unfold
Some days you have to accept that its pointless trying to be clever. Pull over Manning, turn the engine off and get out of the car. Stop looking over your shoulder on an A road. Excuse the third person. Its incredible here, this morning, Pentregalar in the Preselis. Field after field, rhythms and angles and greens and purples, a waltz of wizened groovy groves, pwll y wrach. Aerial perspective bathes all in blues, softens and cools and calls silly drivers to a halt.
So here we are, after meaning to do this since September, a simple row of fields and hedges.
Paint: (on my Ritec Red homemade earth paint): sketches of hedge lines done with Lapis Lazuli Blue and Permanent Mauve: Silk Road meets the Tyrian Purple of 1000s of years BC (an unfortunate sea snail was the possessor of a rich and ridiculously expensive purple dye. Hence the colour of power. And Dairy Milk wrapping). Leave it set for a bit, then play with a scrubby set of brushes on top using Phthalocyanine Blue, Magenta, Dioaxine Purple (see sea snails) for the trees and hedges; Cadmium Green Pale and Blu Turchese (aaah Venetian heaven in a tube) and a Titanium White tint.
Brush: Sizes 1 and 2 filbert; Size 1 round n sharp white nylon pointy.
Hope you like the painting.
Red Kites (six): it breaks and aches me that my grand-dad never saw one, even though he could hear a curlew a mile off and draw its head in two strokes of a pencil‘s patience.