Captain Rupert and I have been home alone all weekend, and are very much looking forward to K getting back late tonight. In his absense we thought it only right to have a party, we invited all of captain ruperts friends, including badger and barn owl and ernest the mouse, we are still waiting for some of his rabbit friends to arrive, I'm sure they will they will sniff out what a wonderful spread we have laid out on the picnic cloth.
We picked the spot carefully, the view is great and it catches the evening sun. The slope levels of making plenty of room for all the guests.
It not to long a walk from our house, infact you can see our house, its in the cluster of red houses towards the left. Just over the trees.
When the light fades there are plenty of lanterns and the birds have promised to sing, so there is sure to be some dancing and much merryment. Great aunt Velvet fashioned a tent out of an old table cloth so if it gets chilly there is some shelter and there is some warming carrot stew being prepared.
I think I might do a tonal study of this drawing before painting it, I don't normally because of the way I layer up the colours normally resolves any tonal issues, but there is so much going on and its a big picture ( A3) I think it might make me feel more confident in painting it.
I went to visit the horse with one eye on my walk on the Down yesterday, she is so friendly. I was delighted to see she had had a foal, which was so exciting. I thought they look lovely together. I can just see the field that they live in from my bedroom window, the horses look like dots. Now I know, I can spot her and her foal as a white and brown dot eating lots of hay. I will have to visit again soon.