Today's Postcard: "Back Lane, Sardis".
Thor's day, which began as a quietly overcast day that made me think of dad on our holidays in the 70s. "It's burning off..." or "...the sun's just behind that one cloud..."
But today did brighten up, an ever-improving Watson dog (scruffy dark Cairn terrier, aged 3) and CJ can vouch for that as they scuffed up the fresh beach. CJ has decided that in the absence of gulls, crows make a good enough target...
Today's Postcard was painted in the same lane as yesterday's. It's a breathlessly beautiful spot, dozy and peaceful and the view across to Gower and Worm's Head is magnificent. I love the alternating strips of light and shadow.
Prussian Blue in the trees, Phthalo Blue/Zinc White tint in the trees' shadows. Cadmium Green Pale in the hedges for some sun on the leaves. Be careful if you're buying any paint with Cadmium - if it's the real thing (ie not with "hue" on the label it'll cost you. It's often a Series 4. I used a size 2 filbert brush to stop me from faffing too much. (Filbert is old French for hazelnut I think, denotes a round ended, flat sectioned brush, hazelnut-ish shaped in profile).
Soup later using chillis and herbs from the greenhouse. Tomatoes a near-disaster, cucumbers everywhere. We have the least balanced growing larder in Wales.
"Bryter Layter" is an old Nick Drake album, "Northern Sky" my favourite track from it.