The Painting Experience Blog

Our blog contributors are educators, counselors, artists, activists, meditators and mavericks. We welcome you to this process arts community, where we'll offer information, news, and reflections to support your painting practice.

Painting and Presence: A Video From The Painting Experience

A still photo of Betsy from the video Painting and Presence

  Process painting offers deep gifts, many of which are similar to the benefits of meditation. In "Painting and Presence," painters share their personal experiences of painting for process rather than product, describing how this way of painting: […]

Process Painting and Self-Compassion : Part 1

Process Painting and Self-Compassion : Part 1

  Staying present and compassionate toward ourselves frees us to express our unique creative wisdom. So why this topic -- self-compassion? And what does it have to do with painting for process? Well, let me […]

Painting Is Not Just About Painting

Photo of a woman participating in a Painting Experience workshop on Whidbey Island in 2016

  Your creative power, once revived, is not likely to stay silent in your daily existence. If painting were just about painting, it would be of little interest. Painting does not occupy a limited compartment of […]

Welcome to The New Painting Experience Website!

Photo of group in a process painting workshop near Portland, Oregon

This launch represents a heartfelt desire on our part to convey the excitement and momentum of the world of process painting. We're glad you're here with us! I'm thrilled to announce the launch of our new website after so many […]