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Today’s Postcard: Tenby from Giltar
I walked the hound of the house early, around and onto the beach at Coppet in this beautiful October that we’ve cherished: pinks, blues, golds; dry days, apple crisp dawns, l’aurora d’automne. Three crows. How can a glance from a dog, my dog, deliver such guilt? It was only a twenty minute spin but surely we covered all sensory bases?
Over the top to Cardigan through mists and hedges, stunning views every mile. I wanted to stop and drink it all in. Home later, so here’s my late afternoon painting of Tenby from the poet’s place, Giltar. Home of lay lines and mystery, mussled acres and raven’s den.
A sketchy homage to Turner, drama and light and subtlety and power in a range of tints that sit and shimmer like sherbert.
Paint (on my homemade Ritec Red ground paint, well it’s only a mile away from the paint’s soily source): dealing piecemeal I used Naples Yellow, Light Pink and Flesh Tint; a grain of Burnt and Raw Sienna, lots of Titanium White. Layers on layers for the miles of light molecules vying for attention.
Brush: Size 1 filbert (hog).
Hope you like the painting,
Watson: our 3 yr old Cairn terrier, coast guard;
Crows: dawn corvus