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Today’s Postcard: By West Lane
I love these lanes. I used to ride my push bike to Templeton CP when I was about 10 or 11. I could either go up the cow splattered Templeton hill (which was a leg tester) or go left at Washfield Cross and then onto West Lane past Great Molleston. I remember floods, stumpy sessile oaks with ferns on their low boughs and very noisy jays by Little Molleston. So today I took a detour from the top of Templeton and stopped by the West Lane turning above Molleston Back. From here to Washfield Cross is a bendy sprint, flat out (and listen for Lionel or John in a tractor from the main road).
Paint: (on my Ritec Red homemade earth paint, perfect for today): Burnt Umber and Paynes Grey for the dark hedges, Burnt Sienna and Permanent Mauve for the banks, touch of tinted Cadmium Green for the grasses. Naples Yellow for the fields. Trees of Viridian and Paynes Grey. Skies of Cerulean Blue washed to a tint with Titanium White.
Brush: Sizes 2 and 4 filbert (hog bristle); Size 4 round (synthetic).
Hope you like the painting,
A few escaped sheep from Great Molleston, John putting his wellies on before lunch to sort them out.