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Today’s Postcard: Sun up, Monkstone Point
A benediction of bliss. Late September with sunlight is a treat of gold on gold like a Klimt. I watched it change to blue as slowly as a thaw, sitting on a rock with a sandy dog on my foot and a grey wagtail by the stream. On the path a goldfinch picked at a seed head, its head a ruby on a sceptre. We were joined later by Naomi and her lovely grump of a dog Baggins who has established an entente cordiale with Watson, even letting him run off with the ball.
On the way back from Coppet Hall a crow dropped from an ash branch. It flew through a gap of cobalt blue and it made me gasp as if something had cranked up my senses. Normally in this spot (fifty yards from the beach and the same from our kitchen) I’m thinking about tea and toast. Watson hadn’t forgotten mind you...
Paint: (on top of a Ritec Red homemade paint): layers: (all tinted with Titanium White): Kings Blue Pale and Phthalo Blue on top of Naples Yellow on top of Permanent Mauve. Leave each layer go off a bit. Let the ground colour glow through and each subsequent one do the same. Land: Permanent Mauve with Kings Blue Pale in layers; sea and sand of Naples Yellow and Blu Turchese, Flesh Tint, cream from a cockle.
Brush: Size 1 filbert (hog); Size 2 synthetic round.
Hope you like the painting.
Naomi: painter of glitter and dreams;
Baggins: Naomi’s collie, glossy and bossy
Watson Jones: our cairn terrier (Burnt Umber), not phased by the collie