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Today’s Postcard: Ivy hedge and Monkstone
I thought I’d be able to leave for work before 7am and thus let the dog have a lie in. Nope. So off we went around the woods, using our Neolithic reserves of stealth and night vision to negotiate semi-occluded roots and slippy bits. Everything still smells vaguely of mushrooms but I got a hint of sage too. Or maybe that was down to lack of breakfast. Anyway, as we turned a corner to go towards Wisemans, this was the monochromatic view. Cold February mornings seem to usher in a stark light, accentuated by the sharp twigs like wraiths’ fingers.
Paint: (on my Ritec Red homemade earth paint): Planning: sky in first (Kings Blue Pale, Ivory Black, Titanium White with a bit of Light Pink); Monkstone next (same paints minus the pink) then the hedge of Ivory Black, Viridian and a dash of Cobalt Blue again.
Brush: Size 4 filbert (bristle); sizes 2 and 00 round (synthetic).
Hope you like the painting,
Watson Jones: cairn, cave dog, outrider.