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Today’s Postcard: Bluebell woods
Every day they get bluer and yet they can’t be. Sometimes less sun means more intense colours. This afternoon after a lovely few hours in Llandeilo and picnic-ing on the Towy we returned so Watson Jones and I bumped into two friends and their humans in the woods by our house, so here we are with another bluebell painting.
Paint: (on my Ritec Red homemade earthy paint): Titanium White and Kings Blue Pale for the sky with a base of Viridian and Permanent Mauve for the trees and the undergrowth. Working pretty much from top to bottom I wove Cadmium Green Pale, Lemon Yellow, Lapis Lazuli, Magenta, Phthalo Blue and Light Pink in the mid- and foreground.
Brush: Sizes 4 and 6 filbert (hog); sizes 00 and 2 round (synthetic).
I hope that you like the painting,
Eloise: my lovely wife, picnic partner and writer-guru for younger geniuses;
Watson Jones: cairn terrier and cheese cadger, fearless nicker of Baggins’ stick;
Baggins: collie of coolness, owner of Naomi (watercolour colour-inner);
Tinto: shy and retiring terrier, tasteful owner of pot-thrower Richard.