We have no claim as painters to be at the top of a hierarchy of creating a colour experience. Painting 'competes' with the everyday. What is often forgotten is "how" this experience can be shaped - paintings condense our visual experiences and through an artist's colour selection and intent can produce a maximised version of this experience. A painter must control the materials (paint/support) effectively to say anything visually. The whole endeavour of this control or handling for want of a more sympathetic term  I would identify as drawing. Drawing is the one element that needs constant reappraisal and development. It is the hardest thing to practise (there's an unfashionable word in art!) My painting is a slave to the facts of practice. I may have an 'insight' into a next step, feel, colour but fall short when I try to make this a reality if I have been away from the studio for a while - One can't just pick up and produce work that is successful through cerebral intent alone - getting the routines of the studio, the focus on the colour, the control in the drawing requires fitness and stamina - it's a sport!
Drawing is making, colour is seeing.