My search for a temperature-sensitive color scheme led me to my current approach to color theorya pyramid approach. Start with a dominant base of two complimentary colors: blue and orange, for example. Instead of seeing these as separate colors, consider the whole passage a single color, or a bandwidth. Use some of the original complimentary color theme when mixing the secondaries, like mixing a violet with the original blue. Then everything in the painting is related, and cant easily clash.
Mary Jean Dzurisin is an artist living in Streator, Illinois.