My palette needed some tweeking. Sometimes there are just too many colors available. I am like a kid in a candy store when it comes to buying a new tube of paint.
So this evening I got busy and put my existing palette aside.
Exchanged it for this one.
The colors I chose are Quinacridone red - Napthol red - Azo yellow - Quinacridone Gold (this is one of my favorites and I never like to run out) - Burnt Sienna - Paynes Gray - Phthalo Green - Ultramarine Blue - and Phthalo Blue. The reason I included burnt sienna it can be exchanged for a red, paynes gray for a blue and phthalo green makes a wonderful dark when mixed with its complement.
I then pulled out some lovely melrose apples - cut a couple of branches from my apple tree and gathered my butterfly (who is deceased but in good shape) to create a still life of sorts.
I took several photos and practiced a few drawings before deciding on a design.
Sometimes just making a few changes can lead to inspiration.
Thanks for letting me share. Have a great day!