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Process Painting : Don’t Kill the Void!

Embracing the emptiness of a blank page

The untouched surface has a special power. The void is the source of all creation. In process painting, your willingness to meet this emptiness without panic is your greatest ally. Let the blank paper challenge […]

Process Art Basics

Process Art Basics

Process painting is not about technique, skill or training. It's about using the tools of art to explore creativity itself. Here we've distilled the practice down to seven basic principles to fuel your creative exploration: Process […]

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 […]

Reclaiming Play Through Process Painting

Photo of Lydia painting at a Painting Experience workshop held on Whidbey Island

  I hadn't realized how much I needed to play, and my body and spirit jumped at the chance. My first sensation in a process painting workshop was the feeling of happy, engrossed play. I […]

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 […]

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