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Today’s Postcard: Towards Lydstep
I love the stretch of coastal paths that run from here (Coppet Hall) to Tenby, and then from the far end of South Beach west towards the Irish Sea proper. The strech of limestone cliffs and dramatic caverns around Lydstep are magnificent and well worth half a day or so. In the warmer weather Pround Giltar is a rewarding scramble from where the views are breathtaking. Even Watson takes a rest from poking his nose into burrows and hollows and sits as still as a terrier can.
Paint: (on my pale yellow Colby Bank homemade earth paint): this is a tricky one to paint as there are folds and bluffs of rock moving away in space whilst maintaining a presence and a texture. I advise less paint and more planning, and not too many brushes nor colours. I mapped in the overall composition with Dioaxine Purple, then built up the tones with DPurple and a tough of Light Red. Less is best so I used Kings Plue Pale with the Dpurple to complete the shadows, Light Red with Titanium White for the grasses (maybe an ounce of Yellow Ochre) and Cadmium Green Pale for the thin wintry grasses.
Brush: Size 2 round (synthetic); Size 4 round (hog bristle), scruffy and vaguely shapeless.
Hope you like the painting,
Watson Jones (our 3yr old cairn terrier); kit man, compass bearer;
Choughs wheeling and dealing, red bills and feet to match;
Ravens barking from way way up;
Rock Pippits bobbing in their brown jodphurs.