I started painting one year ago and knew from the begining that I couldn't do what a camera can do. Welding is different than painting. It is not like glueing things together, you are actually mixing molecules from one piece of steel into the other and if you are good at it, these are in little swirls.
As I began painting I did it the same way. This is probably the third or forth and I have only about 20 paintings total. They are representative.