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Today’s Postcard: Rush hour, Sardis
“Sunshine, sleet, brine, hail, warmth, ferns, flowers, John Deere tractor.” Thus is Watson Jones’ homage to Sardis, “…a Beat poet’s response to the rhythm and rhetoric in a 21st century post-modern idyll. Signed WJ”. I can’t compete with this kind of profundity so I painted a ‘phone box and retired to the kitchen, leaving WJ to his documentary on the fall of structuralism in Cold War architecture. So here we are, Sardis. With a red Tardis. See, I can do poetry too.
Paint: (on my Ritec Red homemade earth paint): sky of scruffed Cobalt Blue and Titanium White; trees in distance are a mix of Naples Yellow and Permanent Mauve; foreground trees are Viridian, Permanent Mauve and then painted over with Flesh Tint, Cadmium Green Pale, Viridian, Kings Blue Pale and more of the Naples Yellow. These colours are also used for the rest of the painting.
Brush: Sizes 12 filbert (bristle); sizes 4, 00 for the faffy bits, round (synthetic).
Hope you like the painting,
Watson Jones: Cairn terrier, Steppenwolf, Gary Snyder, zen poet. Still chases leaves though.