acceptance

Why We Don’t Interpret Process Paintings

Explore what happens when you don't interpret your painting

The most interesting thing to paint is what you don’t know about yourself. The true meaning of the painting is beyond any story you can expect or imagine. We are all well trained in interpretation. […]

Five Ways Self-Compassion Supports Your Painting Practice

How self-compassion supports process painting

When we are able to soothe ourselves -- to take a risk and continue painting anyway -- we can experience great relief from the confines of fear and perfectionism. In the first post in this […]

The Myth of Inspiration : Don’t Wait to Paint

Big process paintings in progress at Elohee (The Painting Experience 2016)

  Wherever you are is the entry point. ~ Kabir Who does not feel the tingle of excitement at the prospect of painting? Paint is sensuous. Its rich vibrant colors and its yielding smoothness make […]

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 […]