Now that I've tubed some paint I'm also making a few color charts. I've had the idea to pre-mix specific colors before (Alex Katz?) but haven't acted on it. This will help me see more possibilities of the palette before I'm flailing around outside figuring out everything in the moment. So it's back to basics for a few days. That said, I typically welcome the flailing around. Leaving room for something uncontrolled or unexpected to happen while painting has been a part of my work for a long time. Not making decisions about color, among other considerations, until I'm out there painting is a way of handicapping myself on purpose to produce an unexpected or surprising result. Whether that is even important or interesting or whatever is superseded by the fact that painting outside with 16 jars of paint laying around on the sloping ground is an approach that could be improved.