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Today’s Postcard: Down to the beach, Coppet Hall
Fog gave way after I cheerfully predicted that sea and sky would share the same grey forever. I’m a bit sun-starved. Watson licked his paw and with a squinting sea-dog mumble predicted a brighter day later on. A bit later Eloise and I tried to find a cloud to counter his smugness but couldn’t, so here we are. Coppet Hall and a path that lifts the soul.
Paint: (back to my Ritec Red homemade earth paint): Titanium White and Cobalt Blue for the sky like yesterday, the same for the sea; beach of Paynes Grey, Naples Yellow, Kings Blue Pale and Titanium White, Cobalt and Blu Turchese. In tiny strips. Timbers of Permanent Mauve, Ivory Black and Naples Yellow, a tint of white again here and there, Cadmium Green Pale added for the grasses.
Brush: Sizes 8 and 12 filbert (bristle); Sizes 2 and 4 (synthetic sable).
I hope that you like the painting. It’s Friday eve, Watson’s ordering a Chinese.
Eloise Williams: fabulous wife, author of “Elen’s Island” and now “Gaslight”; sea-glass spotter and knitter of new tales not yet complete;
Watson Jones (WJ): cairn terrier, wok chef, tofu taster, chicken checker.