imagination

Don’t Paint Whale — Paint Whaleness!

Don't Paint Whale -- Paint Whaleness! | The Painting Experience Blog

Recently, Lisa Pedersen (@lisapedersenart on Instagram) reminded us of this brief and very lively excerpt from a talk that Stewart gave at a workshop in Southern California. In the following conversation with a workshop participant, […]

Jung and Imagination

Jung and Imagination | The Painting Experience Blog

"Our fate restricts us so that our destiny can find us . . .” ~ Michael Meade, Fate and Destiny, The Two Agreements of the Soul One of the insights that comes from process painting […]

Letting Creativity Support Your Well-Being

Creative expression possesses uncanny abilities to help us stay focused and well.

As individuals, we who are affiliated with The Painting Experience are among millions of concerned people who actively support basic freedoms and rights—for immigrants, for women, for the environment, for anyone who lacks access to […]

The Archetypal Language of Process Painting

The Archetypal Language of Process Painting: Black Hands

As this language speaks through us and despite us in the mysterious magic of the painting process, we come to appreciate more and more the boundary-less nature of our potential presence in the world. Over time, […]

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. […]

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 […]

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