Don’t Paint Whale — Paint Whaleness!

Dec 15, 2017 | Articles

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

Recently, Lisa Pedersen 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, Stewart brings to life that moment when we are asked to take a courageous leap by painting something we think we can’t.

In other words, if you think you can’t paint a whale, don’t paint “whale” at all — paint whaleness! 

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