I remember this afternoon so well. The sun was pouring in the window behind the sofa and skipping across the sofa pillows onto the checkered tablecloth. Not without making a stop at the blue vase (a sort of jug actually) into which Christy had placed beautiful pink tulips, though.
The kettle was on the stove and special goodies had been placed in a clear revolving tray on the table. Christy buys a special tea in England and I can't remember the name of it. It sort of looks like a raw sugar (rather brownish), but is sweeter.
Local color is starting to be applied with oils here, the blue of the vase and checkered tablecloth, then the purple grapes in the foreground.
Here's what my palette looked like at the end of this session. Although I use a disposable paper palette, I scrape off the day's musings and reuse each page as often as possible. Sometimes it forms an interesting design. Inspiration can be found everywhere!
From lower left to right top: Lemon Yellow, Indian Yellow, Naples Yellow, Cad Yellow Medium, Yellow Ochre, Ultramarine Blue, Royal Blue, Cerulean Blue, Dioxazine Purple, Alizarin Crimson, Cad Red Light, Permanent Rose, Raw Umber, Burnt Sienna, Cad Orange, Veridian, and Permalba White.
Way too many colors, I know. There are 16 in all, but this is a colorful experiment. <wink> As you can see, didn't even use the orange dab. Maybe toward the end of the painting in an emphasis spot or two.