Welcome to Postcards from Pembrokeshire (30/365)
Today’s Postcard: Monkstone early
Three mornings in one day. First one came in the silly small hours with a restless dog, stars to make you gasp, owls to make you jump; second was at nearly-light o’clock, turkish delight colours, beach peach smooth; third was orange, hot and shiny, fat red sun bleeding across everything. An egret melted upwards in a soft pink and arced around like Icarus. Nearby a small dog dug.
How to paint a memory? I left my paintbox at home each time this morning. I remember the softness, the light sea, the snow-silence and the lack of birdsong. I remember trying to remember it. I remember Watson Jones lying in a rockpool.
Paint: (on my homemade Ritec Red earth paint): I didn’t use many colours, and I mainly mixed them on the canvas‘ surface, wet-in-wet: Titanium White base, Kings Blue Deep, Permanent Mauve (mainly for the land mass); Light Pink. It’s better as a steady sketch than as a careful composition, just keep everything relatively horizontal and don’t over mix.
Brush: Size 2 filbert (hog bristle). Touch of the dog’s tail.
Hope you like the painting.