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Today’s Postcard: Frost in a Tenby field (Upper Hill Park)
"In the right light, at the right time, everything is extraordinary.“ Thus spake film maker Aaron Rose a few years ago. I was in a beautifully sparkling field in Tenby at 8am with freezing feet, snuffly nose, cold fingers and a steamed up camera and it was still extraordinary. A jay linked two oaks, cobwebs linked two thorns and Caldey glowered in a deep apricot. I had the wrong boots on for a lasting linger and the dog was already tired after two laps of Wisemans and a tilt at a rabbit. Until he saw another one.
Paint: (on my golden-y, turmeric-y Colby Bank homemade earth paint): sky of Naples Yellow, Titanium White and the feather from an egret’s leg; Caldey was painted in a swoop with Light Pink and Naples Yellow like rhubard n custard, and Tenby was pretty much summed up with a Permanent Mauve and Naples Yellow smudge with a graze of Kings Blue Pale on top. Foreground hedge and oaks in P.Mauve too, and a scruffy Blu Turchese and KB Pale for the frosty grasses too.
Brush: Size 2 filbert (hog bristle); Sizes 1 and 2 round (synthetic).
Hope you like the painting,
Watson Jones (our salty sea dog 3yr old cairn terrier); Jack Frost, bedsitter;
Old oaks around a field held the morning sun in their limbs and somewhere there was a wren.