All right. We finally got a day in the mid 20's with a skiff of snow. Off to the river. I used my new palette for the first time. It's a " French Companion". On sale at asw express right now for $53.00. I highly recommend it for large mixing abilities. I'm in no way affiliated with asw but wanted to say what a good deal this is. It's made to be used with a french easel but works fine with my gloucester. Just turn it a bit sideways. I cut mylar to fit in the wings for a more neutral color but you could mix right on the wood and it comes with a watercolor plastic palette for even more possibilities, not to mention it will hold a handheld wood palette. If your mixing a bunch of color this thing would be sweet! Today I didn't need much space. Gray day, all cool colors. The only warm color used was a touch of cad yellow in the steam from Three Mile Island. Yep, Three Mile Island. I tweaked the location of the steam for compositional purposes. It felt good to get back out even though I had a security guard watching me from a distance the whole time. On the left is a hydro electric plant and I guess they dont want some crazy artist doing anything irrational. On second thought I don't blame them.