Paint is a relatively new medium for me since I prefer to work in pencil or marker. I have found that my skill in those media helps immensely with planning a painting and getting it to look like I picture in my own mind. Because I prefer to work in other media, most of my paintings are commissions and were specifically asked for by a client. It doesn't leave a lot of room for playing with color or composition, but as I am still figuring out the finer aspects of painting I don't mind this limitation. It encourages close interaction between clients and myself in order to execute their vision, something I pride myself in my ability to do well.