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Today’s Postcard: First crop
Something has been at the crop and a lean winter is upon us. WJ is pacing the garden pensively, muttering curses and hexes under his breath. He’s even drawn up a nightwatch rota to thwart the marauding molluscs from feasting on the tomatoes when midnight strikes. Three have already been nibbled which constitutes almost a quarter of the crop thus far. The beans have been reduced in places and even the basil has been crimped on the odd leaf. So here we are, today’s crop before the horticultural equivalent of a Nordic raid. Tomorrow’s painting might be of the tinned variety.
Paint: (on my Ritec Red homemade earthy paint): Ivory Black and Burnt Umber behind. Tomatoes are a mix of Burnt Umber, Alizarin Crimson, Permanent Mauve and Light Pink, with Cadmium Red and a touch of Kings Blue Pale; Titanium White for the highlights.
Brush: Sizes 2 and 4 (synthetic).
Hwyl, hope you like the painting,
Watson Jones (WJ): cairn terrier, pomodoro patrol, Air Raid Warden (armed with blunderbuss).