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Today’s Postcard: Leeks
Leeks, cennin, des poireaux, symbol of Wales but disputed in myth; great in Glamorgan sausages, coleslaw, cawl, flans and falafel. Lovely to paint too and they appear in still lifes over many centuries as adverts for merchants’ wares. Their alium flowers are gorgeous too if left too long in the ground in summer. It’s Friday so I’ll be brief: here’s a painting of leeks.
Paint: (on my Ritec Red homemade earth paint): background of deep Ivory Black, touch of Viridian to tie in with the leeks. Also Cadmium Green Pale, Cobalt Blue, tiny bit of Flesh Tint for the fibrous roots’ base and the table; Titanium White and Kings Blue Pale.
Brush: Sizes 12 filbert (bristle); sizes 00, 1 and 2, round (synthetic).
Hope you like the painting,
Ps here’s a link to a summary of the paintings on a video – WJ on piano of course: