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Everything Changes: Impermanence and Process Painting

Photo of a process painting with faces and skulls

After so many years of painting, somehow it really hit me that from the moment we start a painting, impermanence starts, too. I began painting with The Painting Experience in the mid-1980s. After that, I […]

Boredom Is No Big Deal

Brightly colored paints and a cell phone on a table

While you are busy being bored—that is, not finding the excitement and stimulation you are looking for—often you will not be noticing how much you are abandoning yourself in the process. ~ Edward Espe Brown, […]

A Glimpse of the Process

The Painting Experience Blog | A Glimpse of the Process (Anne Pechovnik)

  Every painting is unique and the process is different from person to person, day to day, even moment to moment. What follows is an exploration of the development of one painting through the lens of […]

How Will We Greet This World?

Talk From Process Painting & Zen Meditation Workshop | The Painting Experience Blog

Earlier this month, the facilitators and affiliates of The Painting Experience came together for a week at Still Meadow Retreat Center outside of Portland, Oregon for our annual gathering. This is a time for us  to […]

Painting and Presence: A Video From The Painting Experience

A still photo of Betsy from the video Painting and Presence

  Process painting offers deep gifts, many of which are similar to the benefits of meditation. In "Painting and Presence," painters share their personal experiences of painting for process rather than product, describing how this way of painting: […]

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