Stewart Cubley

Creative Challenge As Initiation

Creative Challenge As Initiation

Homesick for moderation, Half the world’s artists shrink or fall away. If any find solution, let him tell it. Meanwhile I bend my heart toward lamentation Where, as the times implore our true involvement, The […]

Radical Innocence

Radical Innocence | The Painting Experience Blog

The first encounter with painting is often a delight and a surprise. Each color is a delicious revelation; strangely satisfying forms appear; we’re amazed and fascinated by the mysterious images that emerge. And the room […]

Following the Thread

Following the Thread | The Painting Experience Blog

The Way It Is There is a thread you follow. It goes among things that change. But it doesn’t change. People wonder what you are pursuing. You have to explain about the thread. But it […]

Jung and Imagination

Jung and Imagination | The Painting Experience Blog

"Our fate restricts us so that our destiny can find us . . .” ~ Michael Meade, Fate and Destiny, The Two Agreements of the Soul One of the insights that comes from process painting […]

Process and Presence

Process and Presence | The Painting Experience Blog

To express spontaneously -- that is, without a goal -- is to practice presence, bringing our full selves to the painting with curiosity and interest. Artists are often considered to be the delicate barometers of […]

At Ease: Reflections on Moloka’i

Painting in the Hui Ho'olana yurt on Molokai | The Painting Experience Blog

I’ve just returned from my annual retreat at Hui Ho’olana Retreat Center on the Island of Moloka’i. The ten days we spend painting at the Hui mark my longest painting retreat each year, and they […]

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