Last week I brought in these images
of abstract impressionist paintings by Irma Cerese.
I talked about the way she uses color and big shapes
and that she doesn't concern herself with portraying an actual subject.
The patients were a bit agitated when I first got there,
but then settled right down to work.
We drew in some of the big shapes for them
and encouraged them to "blend" some colors.
Josephine just let's herself go and plays with the paint!
Sweet Eleanor works very hard at staying in those lines!
Mary Lou told us that she was going to stand in that window
and slide down that shoot and land under the tree.
Here are some more:
All in all, the patients are becoming more comfortable
with the idea of putting the paint on the paper.
I think they enjoy looking at the images we bring in
and I feel good that they are seeing "real art"!