6x6 oil on panel
I couldn't get going this morning. No set up seemed right so I took my own advise and started the day with an apple study. When paintings don't work the way I like, I paint over in chromatic black to re-use. This started on one of those black panels and there didn't seem to be anything I could do to cheer this little painting up. I decided I liked the uncut apple and wiped the rest of it. I worked for a bit more and then wiped the whole thing. Now that I see it photographed I realize it was not as bad as I thought. I'm not sorry I wiped it - I get to use the panel one more time!
My discovery in this little painting was golden ochre. I don't usually include the ochres in my palette but this time it was just what I needed.