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Today’s Postcard: A corner of autumn
On the way home from the north, from Cardigan, all well at the border. A bend, a gateway, wild grasses, a field. Rooks aplenty, jackdaws amongst them. Two jays, sgrech y coed in Welsh, sums up their greetings as I step out of the car. I love quiet places that have an implicit beauty. Dogs also find interesting things everywhere, even things that, at times, are perhaps less desireable to humans. What, afterall, could we possibly appreciate about the aromatic joys of badger, fox, gull....
Paint (on my homemade Ritec Red ground paint): Dark bits dabbed and splattered and caressed in first using a dubious mix of Permanent Mauve, Burnt Umber, and Viridian Green, smudge from a crow’s shadow. Field is hardly touched with Flesh Tint and Cadmium Green Pale, tinted with a sliver of Naples Yellow; hedge-tty leafy bits of Pale Lemon with Cadmium Green pale; touch of Lapis Lazuli and Viridian in the shadows; that’ll do it.
Brush: Sizes 4 and 8 round splodgetty blobber (hog); Size 1 filbert (hog); finely-honed Size 1 round (synthetic).
Hope you like the painting,