I struggle to paint these dull days. It's not as though I can't see what I'm painting because I've got daylight lamps, but somehow lack of sunlight drains your very life blood away.
Today was just the sort of day to paint some cheer-you-up, life-affirming poppies!
I used alkyd oil paints, and these are the colours.
I painted straight on a board previously prepared with cadmium red, letting bits of the red peep through to give vibrancy to the surface. The dark of the trees is cobalt blue mixed with the cadmium yellow. For other greens I've mixed both blues and yellows together in different combinations, sometimes adding white.
It's not finished yet, but tomorrow I shall be able to work on it as alkyd is generally dry the next day.