Van Gogh’s brushmarks

We visited the Kröller-Muller Museum in eastern Netherlands last weekend, (which I'll write about in another post.) The main object of our visit was to see the Van Gogh collection, as the 19th century painter is Hiie's favourite artist. As we were sauntering around the modernist gallery with a truck load of school children, I …

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Twitter Art Exhibit 2017

The fun Twitter Art Exhibit this year is in Stratford Upon Avon in the UK. The exhibition runs from the 1st to 19th April. The charity being supported this year (by sales of the art postcards) is Molly Olly’s Wishes, who do brilliant work for children with terminal or serious illness by making their ‘wishes’ …

Summer Threads and a Nude

sketchbook-2009-abstract-summer-landscape-by-sue-wellington-web

I'm staying at my mother's house at the moment and I found one of my old sketchbooks from 2009. It's always interesting looking through what you've done. Seeing any threads that you weren't consciously aware of but that later developed more fully. One thread that I don't really paint is the nude. Here's a female …

Feng Shuiing the Studio

It’s been a pretty intense couple of weeks. Full of ups and downs. (And then Prince died… thankyou for the music Prince.) Getting spiked by a falling Aloe Vera I suddenly became obsessed with ‘feng shuiing’ the house, (I don’t know if there is such a word but it sounds like you’re shooing things away- …

Penguin suits on the way to Estonia

We’re just in Estonia- a small, beautiful country on the Baltic Sea- for a couple of weeks for holidays. I’m not quite used to having holidays in the middle of the year, being from Australia, and keep having fleeting feelings like it’s Christmastime. On the ferry last night they had some children’s entertainers dancing in …

Watercolor Mania

stockholm rock and sea landscape watercolour on paper by susan wellington

Watercolour. It's hard. You feel overwhelmed sometimes when you're trying something new. I'm trying to find the spot where I can express my vision. The spot which is the balance between realism and abstraction in relation to the subject.  So there's a bit of variety in style with the images at the moment. I looked at …

Tasmanian Tiger in Tassie

The thylacine or more commonly the Tasmanian tiger or Tasmanian wolf was the largest known carnivorous marsupial of modern times. It's now extinct (1936). The photo of the stuffed tiger was recently taken by my uncle on a visit to the Museum of Old and New Art, Tasmania, Australia, which by all accounts is meant …

A Dream Of Water in February

On February 14, 2014 there is a sound healing day for the planet. It's initiated by Jonathan Goldman who's a sound healing pioneer. But this year as he writes in the article below, a special part of the healing is for the healing of the waters of the planet. healingsounds.com | A Dream Of Water. …