Part of the thrill of looking at painting is that you are seeing thought in paint -- thought in the form of paint. When painting looks more like thought -- half-complete; striking out in one direction here, another there; gestural; fast -- it's more thrilling. It's as if you're with the artist in thought, or you're sharing a thought, or an interpretation/way of seeing. It's a kind of communion, or at least a connection. It moves you past your own sight.