I have been deliberately waiting for an overcast day to paint the garden gates, apparently it’s not good to paint in bright sunshine. Today was the day. I tied my hair back, put on an old overall and went outside. I carefully washed off all the bird poop and mud splatter from the metal gates, opened the tin of black Hammerite, picked up my brush... and then it started to rain.
The French meteo did not forecast any rain today but the mist and drizzle is rolling in from the West. It is wet and dismal. We have all retreated indoors. I will try again tomorrow.