a symbol of all that mattered…

Sometimes I feel like I'm in a whirlwind. The only time I really feel calm and centered is when I'm painting or drawing. The sensations and experiences you have in life get transmuted into one image. Just one. A symbol of all that mattered to you at that point in time. A calm center within …

Pine Cone Splash: new watercolor

pine cone watercolor on paper by susan wellington

I love the rough delicacy of pine cones but not under your feet! At the moment the weather’s getting warmer. Perhaps bare feet are in order? But be careful as those tough, woody pine cones litter the ground everywhere.  But for their purpose they are truly delicate. The way those hard cones open when they …

Just finished ‘A promise’ landscape watercolor

trees and water landscape watercolor by susan wellington

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

New ways of selling Art with a capital A

Here's an interesting article about the pro's and cons of Amazon's new artstore which opened in August.  The Work of Art in the Age of Amazon : The New Yorker. It's really just another avenue to sell art for the galleries participating in the main. So it hardly undermines them which has been suggested by a …