An Alexander Technique Approach to Artists’ Painting Technique
This ebook uses the Alexander Technique principles of good posture and technique to assist the artist. It is the intention of this ebook to help the artist create a personal technique and posture that allows you to find the most mechanically advantageous way to paint. This ebook is filled with concepts that will help you explore what you’ve been doing technically and posturally as you paint, and to assist you in finding a way to paint, so that painting is easier and kinder to the body. The topics are: What the Alexander Technique Offers Artists; Posture: Standing and Sitting; Torso, Shoulders, and Breathing; Hands, Arms, and Shoulders; Direction (how to have a lengthening spine); Inhibition and Painting (letting go of bad habits); Opposition at the Canvas (not collapsing into the canvas); Down in Painting (painting with lightness); Whole Body Guided Release before Painting; When You’re Not Doing Something, Don’t Continue to Do It; Accuracy; As a Gift (painting with love); and Short Essays.
Ethan Kind is a former concert guitarist who used the Alexander Technique to heal carpal tunnel pain in his left wrist and never had physical problems on the guitar again. He has also been an athlete all of his life. Please contact Mr. Kind if you have any questions about this ebook, suggestions that would make this article clearer and more expansive, or suggestions for other ebooks that you would like to see him write about. Mr. Kind can be reached at www.ethankind.com and [email protected]
This book is 45 pages