Welcome to Postcards from Pembrokeshire (Day 21/365)Today’s Postcard: “Two dates and a bowl”
Misty early, trees a bit sleepy. This usually equates to a reluctant dog. Watson took off like Hotspur on a fresh horse across the soft sand. He’s not really built for speed our dog, sort of stuck in third with lots of revs. I had envisaged a quick ten minutes’ pootle about before dropping him off at CJ’s and his humans up the hill. Nope. WJ was on full nose alert and needed “stealth-bribery” to catch him. Of course I had to be far away by half past. No, no, you carry on, I mean a hole is a hole.
Up and over the Preselis in my flying ’62 Moggy 1000. More “low cloud” at road level, twisted blackthorns like field wraiths. Did some work, came back. Dog exhausted but happy, thanks Bob and Chris (and CJ). Soup on, began painting: the fruits are gorgeous medjool dates and the beautiful pot is called a medjool bowl and is one of many exquisite pieces by the wonderful Richard Prentice (Blackbird Ceramics on The Strand in S’Foot).
Paint: (on top of my homemade Tir Penalun): Permanent Mauve, Prussian Blue and Sap Green mix for the shadows; Flesh Tint, Kings Blue Light with T.White for the body of the bowl, then a tiptoe around the blues for the pattern: Phthalocynanine with a touch of Lapis Lazuli and Kings Blue Deep. Dates: Burnt Umber, Raw Sienna, Indian Red, Flesh Tint, Blu Turchese for the highlights.
Brush: Size 1 filbert for the bowl and the body of the dates; Size 1 small round synthetic.
Hope you like the painting. Richard I hope you like the bowl.