I began with a prepared canvas using a dark gray mix of left over paints from previous palettes. Applied with a hardware store paintbrush which gave me an interesting rough brushwork affect on which to paint. Harmonious colors with the use of a limited palette of Cadmium Yellow Medium, Quinacridone Red and Cerulean Blue, forced me to focus on the values rather than becoming absorbed in the color. Photo courtesy of DSFDF blog. Oil on canvas panel. Framed in a gold plein air frame.