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Today’s Postcard: Reeds on the Nevern
A soggier day but we still managed a mainly dry wander first thing, followed by a gallon of tea and a buccaneering breakfast. Well, toast and marmite for us, kedgeree for Watson Jones. Loads of paintings to finish today so a shorter blog: suffice to say that this part of the Nevern (just upstream from the road bridge) is a great spot for curlews with their delicate tread and arced bill. The light here is subtle and everything is quiet, like during an eclipse.
Paint: (on my Ritec Red homemade earth paint): had to plan this one quite carefully so that it ties together and doesn’t become a series of separate bands or layers. I blocked in the darkest areas first with Permanent Mauve and Ivory Black, touch of Viridian under the banks. Then The sky and river using Cobalt and Kings Blues with some Titanium White; Cobalt Green Pale and Permanent Mauve for the fields and distant scrub, Naples Yellow and the same Mauve for the reeds, touch of all the above for the grasses.
Brush: Sizes 2 and 6 filbert (bristle); sizes 00 and 2 round (synthetic).
Hope you like the painting,
Eloise: lovely wife, writer in residence and augur of signs; New book “Gaslight” out very soon…
Watson Jones: lovely cairn terrier, dozer in residence; purveyor of fine foods and modern jazz.