"Once you become a painter you can only see with eyes of the painter. You could say the same of the poet, the architect or the pilot. The language you learn takes hold of your dreams."
                                   Juvenal Acosta
I believe the job of any good painter is to notice the world around them. To pay close attention, to glimpse... and to then give expression to those feelings and observations.
The act of painting is the act of discovery.
It is adventurous.
It is arduous.
Ultimately the joy is in the doing.
The making of the thing.
The work itself.