Process, process, process...if you don't like your painting process then there's no point in painting.
Sometimes the process can be quick; other times it's slow. At times, the process can fail you completely. But the minute by minute, day by day approach from a blank canvas to a completed painting should be, simply stated, a creative nirvana.
Here's American artist Mel McCuddin demonstrating his process...from a random application of paint on canvas to finding and refining images in that random surface.