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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 […]

Listening to Your Intuition

Process Painting: Listen to Your Intuition

Intuition is subtle and always available, waiting patiently for you to turn to it. When a spontaneous image arises, we often erect a red light or “wrong way” sign in front it. It is as […]

You Are Not Your Painting!

You are not your painting!

Mistakenly believing that we are what we paint is the origin of all creative blocks. The creative force is like a beam of light: one moment it may focus on a flower or a god, […]

Paint Your Own Path

Painting bright patterns at an Esalen Painting Experience retreat ( from The Painting Experience Blog)

Travelers, there is no path. Paths are made by walking. ~ Antonio Machado Often we are strongly attracted to a form or image but afraid to paint it. “It would be too stupid,” “I could […]

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 […]

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 […]