I’m trying to slow down and plan a painting more than just dashing one off the cuff and hoping it hits its mark. Plein air landscapes are good for that kind of painting from the hip. There’s little to be over-thought. It is what it is and what presents itself at your location is your subject. Here I have an idea and I’m working out sketches to plan how I want to execute the final painting. Little thumbnail sketches weren’t helping much so I jumped into some color studies.