I have yet to pick up painting skill, consider that one day I shall attend a formal painting class.
(A bit of my painting process): I have no idea what am I want to paint, start with putting some (more) acrylic onto the paper, and see how the shape and color tone lead me to next stage. I believe in the flow from inner me, without disturbing the flow with pencil line or any marks. I enjoyed this type of meditation, no other thoughts in mind but just want to have fun.
(a shot on Work in progress)