It was a gray day, perfect for inventing color, contrasts and shapes:

Buddleia Bush Number Two - Playful watercolor

I doubt anyone would guess this is a Buddleia (Butterfly Bush).  Buddleia Bush Number One is posted on my Creative Color blog.  The gray day provided nothing more than the positive and negative shapes of the branches and leaves crossing over one another, a perfect opportunity to stare long and hard at the painting rather than the bush.  I enjoy combining blobs of rich pigment along with careful glazing.

Color Palette: Cadmium Yellow Pale, Raw Sienna, Vermillion, Alizarin Crimson, Light Red, Cerulean Blue, Thalo Blue, Cobalt Blue, Viridian.