Back in the studio I have been trying to work with these colours in my paintings. I have been painting a layer of oranges or reds, letting that dry and then alternating with cooler colours to make sure I use the warmer colours (a great way to avoid muddy colours too). Now I have to own up the results are predominantly blue – my excuse is that we wanted some paintings for our kitchen and the room has lots of blues in it. The extra good news is the oranges and reds really stand out against the blues and greens. So if you fancy joining me in this fun exercise you can slot it easily into everyday life and maybe it will help you as well to discover different colour combinations.