Welcome to Postcards from Pembrokeshire (136/365)
Today’s Postcard: Winter sun, Landshipping Quay
Seventeen years old and caught between rugby and romanticism, I’d explore the lanes, lines and light near the river (Cleddau) a few miles from home. This is the north eastern branch at Landshipping Quay: sometimes dazzling and languid like in Twain; other times more Graham Swift’s Waterworld, dark and deadly; today it would hide Magwitch, cold and metallic with a lick of winter sun but not enought to warm a curlew’s song.
Paint: (on my Ritec Red homemade earth paint): lots of Ivory Black and Permanent Mauve underneath, then gently worked with a tinted Viridian. House of Permanent Rose, touch of Light Pink. Struggling to de-twee it (un-twee?) I kept the lines soft and the windows waxy. Sky of Titanium White and Naples Yellow over Cerulean Blue.
Brush: Size 2 filbert (hog). Size 2 round (synthetic).
Hope you like the painting,
Curlews and sanderlings, grey wagtails and the grunt of a raven on a dead pine.