It's really quite weird how the colours I was using just before I went to India are basically the colours of the Mattancherri paintings. Ochre, deep red, and indigo (they made the green by layering indigo on top of ochre, apparently.....)
Of course, it's not that weird, because perhaps that's what attracted me to them in the first place (these photos have been enhanced, the originals are not so red/orange). But still. I would have been just as interested if they'd been blue and purple.