I enjoy the process of applying paint, charcoal, pastels, ink, graphite and found objects onto canvas, paper or board.  I seldom begin with a planned painting, or if I do it changes as I go along.  Often I start with an idea that I want to capture as an image or I simply travel along wherever the paint and the brush lead me.  I am almost always surprised when the work is completed.  That is part of the joy for me.