With the signs of spring all around I couldn't resist buying some geraniums for my front deck. I purchased 6 a couple of weeks ago ... they have a very pretty hot purple-red flower. The colors of the foliage is not as sick and washed out as my sketch/watercolor shows. I found it hard to make up a pretty green with my small watercolor palette I use for sketching. I guess I should just stick sap green in there an use that, changing the value as needed with either water or another color, but I really would like to mix my own - then again, half the problem seems to be that I use my water-brush, so very little mixing is done on the palette it's self.