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Today’s Postcard: Leaf lined lane
The owls were noisy until the rain came and then nothing could be heard except the water. Watson was keen to get out and to get wet, sporting galoshes and gaberdine and a chiselled expression of hardy Cairn. Until the back gate. Then he dashed under the tree, had a long fast wee, then retreated to the kitchen.
The tiny streams had funneled the leaves and twigs into neat bundles like furze faggots in Hardy’s Wessex. Up the lane is a smaller lane made up of lines of light, and leaves, beech and ash. The sun came out and lit up the afternoon and with it this lane that I see daily.
Paint (on my homemade Ritec Red ground paint, perfect for these colours): this time I started with lights, pale Cadmium Green, Lemon Yellow, Flesh Tint, sky of Blu Turchese and Kings Blue Pale. Leave it harden, then darks of Ivory Black mixed with Prussian Blue and Permanent Mauve; lane of Naples Yellow and Titanium White, Chrome Orange for the gilt; Permanent Mauve and Prussian Blue in the shadows. A jay’s curse.
Brush: Size 1 and 2 filbert (hog bristle); small Size 1 round (synthetic).
Hope you like the painting, use sun cream tomorrow.