During our art meeting at O'Connor's today we discussed grays and how beautiful and necessary they are. All of us in attendance talked about artists we admire who are known for their expert use of gray. (William Wray and Jay Moore were two artists mentioned). I have always had a natural affinity for bright colors. There are a couple of reasons for that...I think some of it is because I spent my young adulthood in Florida and never quite got over my love of all things tropical. We all see color differently..and our color preferences are somehow woven into the fabric of who we are. However, shouldn't we know how to paint in palettes that aren't "ours"? I had all that in mind today when I painted this city scene from a photo reference.