where to begin

First things first... after I pick the subject / objects, I like to get an idea how it all works out on the canvas. I try a couple of things out in a sketch. Here's what I drew for my first painting: 3-things-and-a-bowl.1


about the palette

my basic palette is simple: 1. titanium white, 2. cadmium yellow pale, 3. yellow ochre, 4. burnt sienna, 5. burnt umber, 6. ultramarine blue, 7. napthol red, 8. alizarin crimson, 9. sun-thickened linseed oil, 10. english turpentine.

how my palette looked after finishing "3 things in the fall"