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Today’s Postcard: Barn and sheds near Crymych
Now here’s a thing: Watson Jones is not the only reluctant dog in the world when it is raining, and I have apologised to him for the accusation. It appears that CJ (my in-laws’ dog) shares a similar love of le beau temps too, and rain simply provokes a canine retreat. But with huge thanks to my wonderful weatherproof wife, walks were taken, duties dispatched and I could go in search of a painting. So here we are, a slightly dampened Porthgain, low light, and curiously no boats…
Paint: (on my Ritec Red homemade earthy paint): dark damp Ivory Black loosely sketched in before Kings Blue Pale was introduced (with Titanium White) for the sky, sea highlights, wet sand, path etc. And the cottage too in fact. Tiniest bit of Light Green for the grasses, touch of Naples Yellow too, and home in time for tea.
Brush: Size 6 filbert (hog); size 2 and 4 round (synthetic).
Hwyl, hope you like the painting,
Eloise my kind and willing-to-walk-in-the-wet wife; displaying the spirit of Shackleton and the mac of Christopher Robin.
Watson Jones: cairn, 4 yrs, catering corps: Watson has knocked up what he calls a “greenhouse goulash” which, I think, means pesto and salad and erm, other green things, with lots of bread. And cheese if he’s left us any.