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 started a meditation practice, studying Buddhist principles and psychology. I took a long break from painting and when I began [...]
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 spiritual practice. The beginning of a painting can be many things. This one came without much interest or inspiration. I [...]
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 explore the experiences we’ve had during the year leading process painting workshops and classes, as well as to deepen our [...]
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:invites us to show up authentically in our creative expression and in our livesshifts our perspective from a personality level to a deeper, [...]
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