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Today’s Postcard: Pembrokeshire earlies
It’s my 47th birthday so here’s a painting of spuds I painted first thing this morning. My wife says it’s a triptych self-portrait, and since Watson Jones also laughed I’m sulking in the greenhouse with a cup of tea and a bottle of Babycham found at the back of the cupboard.
Paint: (on my Ritec Red homemade earthy paint): Ivory Black painted lean first; then I sketched in the spuds in Permanent Mauve and Burnt Umber, touch of Van Dyke Brown. The I experimented with blogs n squiggles of the following, with mixed success: Naples Yellow, Lemon Yellow, Yellow Ochre, Titanium White, Flesh Tint, Light Pink, Indian Red, Blu Turchese, Kings Blue Pale and Cadmium Green Pale. And some Weetabix flakes and a tin of peaches. It’s quite a faffy painting until the tonal values sort themselves out, and as a self-portrait it is a work in progress…more Ivory Black to finish the background by the way.
Brush: Size 8 filbert (hog); size 4 round (synthetic).
I hope that you like the painting,
Eloise my lovely and rather patient (and shall we say kind…?) wife and I going out for a day off. No paints, no dog (thanks Bob, Chris and CJ the collie); sorry Watson Jones, we’ll bring you a bookmark.