I painted at Torrey Pines Reserve last week. I spent Thursday, Friday and Saturday painting for a show on Sunday. Three days is a little short to get ready for a show. I could have used 3 days to scout the area and do 6 x 8 or 8 x 10 sketches to prepare to paint for a show. It was a good exercise in making a decision on what to paint. I didn’t have a lot of time to be picky and search for the perfect composition. My regular palette is cad yellow light, cad red light, alizarin crimson and ultramarine blue. During this time in Torrey Pines I added cad orange and viridian green thinking it would expand my varieties of greens and grays. I ended up blocking in the painting with the three primaries and using the two new colors as acccents. I found that I still got more subtle variety of color with the primaries.