Welcome to Postcards from Pembrokeshire (102/365)
Today’s Postcard: Winter sun
The next Olympic Games are in Tokyo, 2020. I know this because our dog Watson Jones has
registered as a competitor (I found the literature in his office). Judging by his recent efforts in the woods he is entering the gymastics events. Floor exercises, vaulting and the beam are looking favourite, not sure about the hoop. The squirrels are harsh judges however and made derisory comments about his leg warmers (ex-socks), which I thought was unfair. His progress is admirable although I think he needs to reign in the barking before he flies to Japan.
Today’s painting was inspired by the drive home. I know that I have painted this lane at least a couple of times since August but it’s forever changing, very close to our cottage and I just love it: the curves, the flats and the verticals; the view, the light, the contrasts. Sparkley sun, cold edges, squinty sea, solid cliffs.
Paint: (on my Ritec Red homemade earth paint): sea and sky of Titanium White and Naples Yellow; body colour of the banks in Permanent mauve and Viridian Green, then dabbed and splodged (gracefully of course) with naples Yellow, Raw and Burnt Sienna, Blu Turchese and Light Green. Kings Blue Light works well on the lane itself.
Brush: Size 2 filbert (hog); Size 1 round (synthetic).
Hope you like the painting,
Cast: Watson Jones (our 3 yr old dark cairn terrier): Sand Digging Welsh Open (vhc); Olympic Truce Runner (Hellenic Era); author of Calisthenics for Cairns.