inspiration

Annie Rousseau Talks About Ocean Resort & The Potential of a Creative Life

Senior Painting Experience facilitator Annie Rousseau

One of the many things we love about having a new blog is that we can now introduce you to the wonderful folks who make The Painting Experience possible. Last week, Caroline McCartie sat down for an interview with senior Painting […]

What Kids Say About Process Painting

Bird from Kids Process Painting in Class

  I learned that if you just feel free, wonderful things will happen. I’m astounded by how eagerly children take to process painting -- and by the joy they discover from trusting their own internal […]

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 […]