Tonight I spent my time color mixing for a white Japanese vase in a new still life, and it was one of those nights where there is NO WAY I would have mixed any of the colors I came up with using the color checker. Dark purples for the shadows, oranges for the reflected light, and weird light brownish colors for the lit "white" part of the vase. Tomorrow I'll paint it using those colors and I know that it will be right. If this was my first TMC painting though, I would be freaking out, it looks so wrong. Just sayin'.