When deciding on which colours to order I keep a log of the colours that I have ordered previously to avoid repeat ordering. It’s like a ritual for me keeping the names of the colours in a sketchbook to be blue to refer back to without having to fumble through the paints. Oil paint can get everywhere to the point whereby the labels become concealed so I make sure that so write down the name of the paint in my sketchbook before I start working. It’s like a ritual for me when stocking up on new paint, I refer to the Artists Handbook written by Pip Seymour to discover the properties of individual pigments and their origins I find fascinating. It probably took me a few hours to deliberate and decide on the colours that I was going to order which I suppose depends on many factors. I like to work on aluminium and I really enjoy glazing so the transparency of a colour is very important. As a landscape painter I am drawn to the earth pigments predominantly, especially green which is my favourite colour but ironically I have found that since organising my colours in the studio I don’t have a huge range of different greens. I have although purchased Viridian by Wallace Seymour and cannot wait to give that a go. I think the biggest decider in terms of selecting colour is your initial reaction. I saw a post on Instagram of a colour called Green Grey by Wallace Seymour and I just had to order it. The beauty about the hand painted tubes by Wallace Seymour is that you can appreciate the qualities of the colour without having to squeeze the tube. It’s the first time that I have ordered from a Scottish company based in Glasgow called Artreq but I was so impressed with their next day delivery and personal care and attention they cleave to my order ensuring that it was correct before it was dispatched. Customer service is very important and for that reason I will be using Artreq to place future orders of Wallace Seymour paint. My next list will definitely be to top up my watercolours.