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Today’s Postcard: Amroth to Telpin
One of the finest beaches in South Pembs never really ends when the tide is right: Saundersfoot to Coppet Hall to Wisemans Bridge to Telpin and on again to Marros…I was up for a good limb-stretcher but after about half an hour I caught Watson Jones looking at his watch, licking his paw and holding it aloft and doing a rain dance. I took the hint and we walked back to the slipway at Amroth. Fifteen minutes later it was raining.
Paint: (on my Ritec Red homemade earthy paint): Burnt Umber with a little Paynes Grey works well as a lean wash underpainting for the cliffs; I added some sky in roughly with Cobalt Blue and Kings Blue Pale, and then used a mix of Naples Yellow, Burnt Umber and KB Pale for the cliffs with some Sap Green, Blu Turchese and Flesh Tint on the upper bits, Cadmium Yellow for the gorse flowers. The sand is a mix of the cliff colours with more KB Pale in the sea.
Brush: Size 4 filbert (hog); size 2 round (synthetic).
I hope that you like the painting,
Watson Jones: our scruffy chocolate cairn terrier (brindle for those in the know); rock hopper and tour guide, shipping news broadcaster and canine soothsayer.