The Painting Experience

Practicing Process Art in Tough Times

Practicing Process Art in Tough Times

Over the coming weeks, we hope to bring you some posts from process painters in our community. These may show art spaces at home or share reflections on how process art is supporting well being […]

Getting Ready to Paint at Home

Getting Ready to Paint at Home

This week, the Painting Experience team met online to talk about how we can help our vibrant community of process painters—that’s you!—stay connected and keep painting during this time when we must stay physically apart. […]

Painting Myself Free

Painting Myself Free

We’re happy to offer the following guest post by Diana Pop, who recently attended a Painting Experience workshop at Esalen and shared this wonderful description of her time in the studio. For the longest time, […]

Q & A: How Is Following the Energy Different From Compulsion?

Woman working on brightly colored process painting

We receive some great, provocative questions about painting for process rather than product and we'd like to occasionally share them on this blog. We'll start with a question a painter recently sent to Stewart about […]

Expressing the Sacred

Kisei working on her process painting, including many faces.

We are delighted to offer this guest post by Amy Kisei Costenbader. Kisei is an ordained Zen priest who currently lives and practices at Great Vow Zen Monastery, where she has resided since 2010. She […]

Don’t Paint Whale — Paint Whaleness!

Don't Paint Whale -- Paint Whaleness! | The Painting Experience Blog

Recently, Lisa Pedersen reminded us of this brief and very lively excerpt from a talk that Stewart gave at a workshop in Southern California. In the following conversation with a workshop participant, Stewart brings to life […]