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Today’s Postcard: Shed, Pwllderi
At 6am this morning Watson Jones and Alfie decided that too much tea (ie the second half of my mug) was bad for me and escorted me out of the door for a walk on the beach. We were rewarded with the company of Maisie (now half bionic and full of jumping beans) and the ever-cool Baggins. And their humans of course. Today’s painting was based upon a previous sketch of a shed in Pwll Deri, Pencaer. It is the sort of shed where inventions are rumoured and stills are hidden.
Paint: (back to my Ritec Red homemade earthy paint): sketching helps painting. Drawing the shed and the leafy bits with a brush loaded with turpentine and Ivory Black is the starter. It dries happily on the canvas whilst I block in the sky with a Cadmium Blue and Titanium White mix. I use Viridian and a Cadmium Green Pale in the lighter areas and grasses, touch of Naples Yellow for luck. Blu Turchese and Cobalt for the door, Titanium White and a Permanent Mauve slither for the stones.
Brush: Size 2 filbert, but so scruffy it has doubled in size (hog); size 2 round (synthetic).
Hwyl, hope you like the painting,
Watson Jones (WJ): slightly over-woolly cairn, 4yrs old. Received his first fan mail yesterday from another dog (called Harvey), from the Channel Islands. Watson has now created a canine shrine…
Alfie Moppet: Cavachon socks-n-rags dog, friendly to all things whether animal or mineral; slightly confused by life’s philosophical mores. Watson is reading him “Ecce Canis” by Freddie Nietzsche.
Maisie: half collie & half Kung Fu guru; enlightened, saffron suited, PA to the Dalai Lama.
Baggins: collie sporting a velvet smoking jacket and cigarillo; cello suites and jazz quartet.