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Today we arrived back in London after our annual jaunt to Scotland. Here are the postcards I painted in Orkney, plus one special one from Yorkshire.


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It’s been a long time since I added to my Inspiration by Post project, so please click here if you’re new to my blog and would like a little background information.

Back in October last year I received this lovely postcard from Paula in Belgium.  Of course that was just after we’d received dad’s diagnosis, so pretty much everything got shelved without further thought at that point.

I was tidying my studio earlier this week and rediscovered this postcard amidst a pile of other things, and was immediately drawn to the colours.  The muted tones of brown, green, yellow and orange are so warm and very autumnal.  I wanted to do something with them, and ended up simplifying the palette to three colours and keeping the design incredibly simple.  The leather I used is incredibly soft and velvety to the touch, and I didn’t want a complex design to overwhelm the simple tactile feel and the limited choice of colours.

 

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