Eve is a weekly client. She was painting regularly at a local studio before breaking her hip and moving to a Senior Living facility. She has short term memory loss and occasional anxiety, though her overall attitude is wonderful, and I so enjoy working with her. She was feeling overwhelmed at the beginning of our session, so I had her turn the image and her canvas upside down for a fresh perspective. As I learned from “Drawing On the Right Side of the Brain”, doing this helps a person to shift into the less critical, more creative side of the brain. It did help her to relax, and she loves the resulting painting.
Later that day, I had my class at Parkway Chateau first draw and then paint upside-down, also. They took to it readily, their eyes steadily focused on the image (an impressionist painting) to really see it; the ‘artist’s eye’.
With this closer peek, you can see the impressive quality of their drawings!