Don’t Paint Whale — Paint Whaleness!

Don’t Paint Whale — Paint Whaleness!

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 [...]
At Ease: Reflections on Moloka’i

At Ease: Reflections on Moloka’i

I’ve just returned from my annual retreat at Hui Ho’olana Retreat Center on the Island of Moloka’i. The ten days we spend painting at the Hui mark my longest painting retreat each year, and they always yield fresh insights and new realizations. This year, one of the recurring themes was safety. As we settled into [...]
Process Art: Antidote to a Product Oriented World

Process Art: Antidote to a Product Oriented World

I recently found myself explaining to a fellow architect who is also a professional painter the difference between product-based painting and process painting. Articulating the difference helped me to understand how profoundly I have been trained to look to “the other” for approval, and how process painting gives me the chance to look inside, instead. [...]