Friday, August 20, 2010
My "Right-Brained" Point of View
I admit it, I am most definitely right-brained by nature. I possess most of the characteristics of being right-brained. For example, I am a very visual, emotional, and intuitive person. I love the arts and I love getting lost in a good book. I read whenever I get the chance. However, I also possess characteristics of the left-brained type. For instance, I like to be organized, I tend to be cautious, and I am diligent about following rules and schedules. But I have to say, my math skills are poor and I'd be a horrible contestant on the show Jeopardy (aren't most of those people left-brained?).
In being right-brained, I enjoy seeing things from a different point of view, such as in the painting I'm currently working on. This is an ordinary tree that I photographed from a very extraordinary perspective. Seeing things in such a way allows me to pick out interesting details and discover new features that I may not have noticed. Sometimes when I step back from my paintings I will turn them upside down to see whether all the values and colors work together in harmony. Again, seeing it from a different point of view.
The tree is not finished. The left-brained side of me wants to go in and give it more detail and I think the right-brained side agrees.