Last Saturday we went to the Farmer's Market where I bought these blue-black plums. I intended to eat them after painting but I think I waited too long. Once again I used a preliminary drawing to establish my composition and value structure. I think that my paintings are much more solid than in the past. Glorious day today...couldn't be better...cool and sunny...although I worked with a light source in the studio I allowed some of sunlight to penetrate the room which accounted for a beautiful bluish tint to everything.