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Today’s Postcard: Kissing gate by the meadow
I took CJ and Watson Jones deep into mohawk territory (woods, forest tracks and through plantations) and watched them sprint after each other like Cassidy and Sundance in Bolivia. Sometimes I feel sorry for Watson (short wheel base, short legs, stuck in third) and sometimes I wonder if CJ’s effortless speed is an ankle tap away from a wipe out. Eventually we ended up by the big meadow above Coppet Hall looking over the gate. I was hoping to find a frontier town with a saloon or, failing that, an abandoned thermos full of hot tea with a bun or two. Watson offered me his stick.
Paint: (on my Ritec Red homemade earth paint): Permanent Mauve and Naples Yellow for the trees in the distance, on top of a Cobalt Blue sea and a tinted sky using the same blue. I used Cadmium Green Pale and Cobalt Blue for the meadow, and the foreground is a real melange: the above colours plus Viridian, Flesh Tint and Dioaxine Purple.
Brush: Size 2 filbert (bristle); sizes 00 and 2 round (synthetic).
Hope you like the painting,
Watson Jones: our cairn terrier, two stroke engine, scrambler.
CJ: springer/collie cross, occasional lodger, automatic transmission, cruise control.