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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 […]

Following the Thread

Following the Thread | The Painting Experience Blog

The Way It Is There is a thread you follow. It goes among things that change. But it doesn’t change. People wonder what you are pursuing. You have to explain about the thread. But it […]

How to Make a Cardboard Tripod Easel

How to Make a Cardboard Tripod Easel

Many painters and teachers ask us about the construction of The Painting Experience's cardboard tripod easels. These big, sturdy tripods have many advantages: They're easy to set up; they collapse for easy storage; and when […]

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 […]

Process Painting in the Classroom

Process Painting in the Classroom

This way of painting is about taking risks, having an adventure, being free to explore and try new things. It’s an honor and a privilege for me to facilitate process painting in classrooms: To watch […]

Facilitating Process Arts: A Guiding Principle

Facilitating Process Arts: A Guiding Principle

The moment you get into the quest for the Self and begin to go deeper, the real Self is waiting there to receive you, and then whatever is to be done is done by something […]