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Existential Angst

Blog: #44 of 50 by Claudia Stewart

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September 16th, 2012 - 10:11 AM

Have been going through some existential angst recently. What does it all mean? Why have I not managed to advance my art sales more? Why at present, do I feel as if it's hard to get myself to the easel?

I have been sketching on the bus. Taking photos of the women I've photographed with me on transit and drawn them from the photo. The sketching is coming along nicely and I am re-learning portraits, and well, drawing in general. Had gotten out of the habit of daily drawing and am pleased with myself that it is purring along once again. Certainly creativity on transit is a good thing, as it is a filling of lost time. Sometimes the ride is too shaky to get in a good drawing, but I still do it anyway.

The Mum piece is about half-way finished, I think. I have drawn the arms and reduced the image so it can be printed on canvas, as was the head.

Treated myself to pieces of coloured pastel paper at Opus and bought a pack of 48 soft pastels. I will be using them in the pieces for the Women's Series and got so excited about the coloured paper that I may glue it to cradle board and do most of the Women's Series using that as a springboard for mixed media. Will see if the first one using those materials is successful.

Have now photo'd three women and the sessions have been fun, since they are all my friends. Have gotten some really fine shots of them.
Well, now it's to rough out a pencil sketch onto a papered cradle board (a rich brown colour)for one of the women. I have run off the photos I will be using (from the computer)for the reference images.

There. This blog has cheered me up considerably! :)

Existential Angst

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