March 22, 2012

"Still life with green bottle I"...




Feeling like I'm loosing it all lately, for a while now, and it's difficult for me to work. So today I really forced myself to get something concrete done. 
I'm not sure weather I like this kind of painting, but it's good exercise, and my goal would be to "loose it up" a bit more. 
I'm questioning myself a lot about what I want to paint in general and in the future. Some ideas are taking form in my mind and I will have to work harder if I want to get there. I will also have to forget about being afraid of what is going to come out in that research, or if nothing good comes out at all. 
It's difficult sometime to say to oneself; "this is what's most important right now", today, the next days (or my for rest of my existence), whatever, but at least right now. 
What I believe is hardest in life, is to keep the faith in what I do. Many times I feel that what I do is so unimportant for those around me. That's when we better have at least a few friends who also think art is part of a decent life. 
Exercise to be continued... I hope!


March 06, 2012

Dry point...


A finished dry point print, today... 
I wonder if you see what it is? 
For me it couldn't be clearer, but some people said they liked it although they couldn't see what it was. 
Well, I should rather be glad if that's the case, it might ad some mystery. : )
If you're interested in the evolution of this work I've showed it in an earlier post, the 10th or january: http://helenstrom.blogspot.com/2012/01/sticking-to-my-good-habits.html

March 03, 2012

"Drawing mode"...


A small drawing just to get warmed up and into "drawing mode" again. Nothing much but I feel much better already...

My Moleskine today...




Had a break from drawing the last two weeks, but a little doodling in my Moleskine is hard to resist...