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Today’s Postcard: Old shed by chapel, Martletwy
Had a grumpy walk with Watson Jones. He was on his usual fine form until it came to going home. I unreasonably suggested he return with me, leashed together, back for tea n toast at the agreed hour of breakfast. Nope. Let’s run onto the beach, let’s have a dip in the rock pool, let’s ignore each other and pretend we’ve never met. Eventually, after I’d exercised my right to turn around and walk off like a petulant child, I felt him nip my jeans on the calf and request a snack, all mates again. Then I popped off to Tenby Museum to co-judge a school painting exhibition (magical) and then off to my favourite abandoned shed not far from where I used to live, the hedges and the old zinc sharing similar colours.
Paint: (on my Ritec Red homemade earth paint): this is the sort of painting where the ground colour is vital. Roof of Ivory Black and Permanent Mauve, over painted with Flesh Tint and Burnt Sienna. Same colours plus a smudge of Naples Yellow in the stonework, but let the ground come through a bit. Banks included the same team plus Viridian and a bit of Raw Sienna, and the same mix for the grasses and the ivy. Sky of Kings Blue Pale with Titanium White, trees of Ivory Black and Burnt Umber.
Apologies for the wrong paint information yesterday, and thanks to Jan for pointing it out to me. Bit tired and rushed I was.
Brush: Sizes 2 and 6 filbert (hog). Size 1 and 2 round (synthetic).
Hope you like the painting,
Watson Jones (our highly trained Cairn terrier, 3and a snack yrs old);
Lots of other obedient dogs.