Struggled a bit last week, first of the winter season's colds I think.  Never mind back on it now but it has put me well behind with all I needed to get done. 

This is a new oil on canvas of a pink grapefruit, red really but there you go.  Really enjoying doing this as it's quite a challenge.  Started as usual with a sketch in very think raw umber (not even bothering with the white now, that's lazy for you.  I made this mess with peeling the grapefruit too, never been very good at that.  Someone told me that they use hydrochloric acid to remove the pith of grapefruit for canning.  Last time I eat any of that, I'll stick to my messy peeling I think.

Anyway back to the painting, colours used so far Alzarin Crimson, Cadium Red (Hue), Cadium Orange, white, raw umber, Cadium lemon, light red and errrrr think that's it actually.  Speak again soon.

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