Just finished ‘A promise’ landscape watercolor

Finished this watercolor yesterday. It’s inspired by an island in Stockholm called Djurgården, which was the old royal hunting grounds.

trees and water landscape watercolor by susan wellington
‘The Promise’ watercolor on 200gsm Hahnemuhle paper. 17 x 24cm

Now, it’s the big tourist island in Stockholm as the zoo and lots of museums and cafes are there. Though with all that, it’s mainly open woodland surrounded by water, and you really feel like you’re in the country when you’re walking around it.

In the watercolor it’s winter time. The landscape on the island is mainly oaks, beech, elm and maple and you see the trees silhouetted in the distance, here and there, on low hills surrounded by water.

I don’t find winter trees melancholy at all. Walking along you’re enveloped by their branches reaching out and up in delicate and not so delicate arrangements. Letting the sun warm you. The promise of things to come.


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