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Painting in Mid-Air: The Messiness of Letting Go

Painting of a woman's arms holding a baby with wings

"It is not possible to complete yourself without sorrow." ~ Hafiz Last April, I began an enormous and purposeful transition in my life. I left my long career in residential architecture to explore the direct […]

Creating Outside the Lines

It's hard to believe, but I've been posting to Facebook for The Painting Experience for almost eleven years. We have a large number of Facebook followers -- about 64,000 -- but because of the way […]

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 […]

The Courage to Create

The Painting Experience Blog | The Courage to Create

Process painting gifts us with many insights and understandings that become landmarks in our own personal journey. It's not a narcissistic activity, as some might think, because by working on ourselves, we are working on […]

The Painting Experience Podcast on Patreon

The Painting Experience Podcast on Patreon

Since launching The Painting Experience Podcast two years ago, we’ve found it's a great way to introduce people to process painting and to help folks enrich their creative engagement with life. (If you haven't yet heard an episode, […]

My Painting Experience Weekend

Second painting by Sue Dolamore at a Painting Experience weekend

We're excited to offer the following guest post by painter Sue Dolamore, who attended our Painting Experience workshop in Asheville, North Carolina this summer. These reflections first appeared on the blog at her website, The Art of Sue […]