I chose this subject - found in a barn while walking near Chievely in Berkshire - because of its strong shapes. My collection of odd colours inludes a couple of vibrant oranges and orangey earth tones; here, I used Chrome Orange (hue), Pyrrole Orange and Indian Red. I thought they would work well for the different shades of rust. Continuing the odd colours theme, I picked out Phthalo Blue (red shade - I normally use the green shade) and Yellow Green. White is difficult to do without, so I included it, and there was some Rose Madder Quinacridone left on my palette, too, so that ended up in the picture as well.
Oil on canvas, 40 x 50 cm