Sometimes I think my paintings are as much about me as they are about what I am painting. When I am working on a painting, I focus completely on it to the point where I am in a different time zone. It's a wonderful place to be and is one reason why I like the process just as much as the finished painting.
Regardless of how much I plan my paintings, I'm never quite sure how they will turn out.
The result can be surprising. I not only paint because I enjoy it, but because I have an inner drive that keeps me going.