Artists Painting – Injuries, Tension, Pain, Strain, and Great Technique (Artists)(Albuquerque)(Hurting)(Alexander)(Posture)(Method)

by ethankind on March 4, 2012

This ebook, An Alexander Technique Approach to Artists’ Painting Technique, is published in a PDF format on this website. It is written to give the artist very detailed information on technique and posture when painting.
This ebook is also for sale on all AMAZON websites in a KINDLE format.
Located in Albuquerque, New Mexico, U.S.A. (MOVEMENT THERAPY)

This ebook is written to give specific and practical suggestions to help the artist paint without causing any wear or tear or pain or injury to the artist’s neck, back and shoulders.

If your painting technique is causing you to hurt, then you are doing something wrong, and this doesn’t have to happen. Too many artists assume that at some point they will get into physical trouble, and that this is unavoidable. This is not true! In many cases an artist who has gotten into physical trouble doesn’t know why. The artist may be painting with too much tension and trying too hard to control the brush with precision. In this ebook I explain how to do less work to create a more effortless technique and posture, and to still paint with great precision, ease, and trust.

Posturally, so many artists hunker down when they lift their arm to paint, and they immobilize their shoulder. This does not have to be! In this ebook I explain how you can be fully upright when you paint, and how to be fully upright using less muscle, than when you are hunkered down supporting your arm.

I also talk about painting with a free neck, and how to paint with intensity without tensing the neck and the body. There is truly no need to lock a single muscle anywhere in the body as you paint. When you paint you are in continuous movement. If you try to hold a static position, you will cause your neck, back, and shoulders to hurt. By using this ebook to find a way to make your technique continuously flow on a torso that is upright and available for painting, then the pain and injuries will begin to disappear. You’ll finally realize that you don’t have a pay a physical price to be a wonderful painter.

In this ebook, An Alexander Technique Approach to Artists’ Painting Technique, I talk about the legs supporting the torso, and that you never need to immobilize the musculature of the legs to stand and paint. It is possible to stand and paint for hours and not pay a price physically in your legs, feet, and lower back. Again, you do not have to lock a single muscle in the whole body to be fully and dynamically upright for long periods of painting. I also look at sitting and painting and how to sit and paint without sacrificing good posture, as you paint asking for precision from your body.

I also bring to this ebook my three year training as an Alexander Technique teacher. An Alexander Technique teacher taught me how to play the classical guitar without any discomfort and healed the carpal tunnel pain in my left wrist. I bring my experience of hurting and healing on the guitar, and my training in the Alexander Technique to this ebook, to make you aware that the artist can paint for hours without sacrificing the body or the quality of your work in any way.

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Simona September 16, 2012 at 12:45 pm

I’d really like to have this ebook since I’m a beginner artist.


ethankind September 16, 2012 at 1:11 pm

You can buy it directly from me on my website in a pdf ebook format through paypal, or you can order it directly from Amazon as a Kindle ebook. If you don’t have a Kindle, you can download the Kindle application free at Amazon onto any computer or reading device. Contact me with any questions. Thanks.


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