Evening Sea sketchbook gouache

The joy of being part of the cosmos. The horizontal diamond shapes in the sky represent light and they are moving into and out of the water. An experiment. We play with the light. It’s evening.

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Pastel Flying…

pastel sea sketch by sue wellington

This is my first attempt for many years - decades - at drawing with soft pastel. It's a preliminary drawing for a sea oil painting, so it's pretty rough. I must say it was fun – the pastel just flows onto the paper so easily. The dust was flying. I don’t know, at this stage, whether …

Summer Threads and a Nude

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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 …

Dear deer at the Back of Aleksandras House

  Seeing ‘real’ deers are one of the joys of living in Sweden. I’ll never get used to seeing deers- making themselves at home in people’s backyards here. I didn’t grow up with deers. I grew up with kangaroos. (Though not really. You don’t really see them in the suburbs near the beach in Melbourne …

Forest tree in charcoal on paper

Pine tree drawing in charcoal by sue wellington

Yesterday I went for a quick walk in the forest and came upon this tree with a gasp. I was walking up a different path than I normally do so hadn’t noticed it before. It’s a pine tree with roots exposed. Magnificent. I walked around it then took a couple of bad camera photos and …