A Hill in Sweden: Paintings of the Northern Landscape 2010-2011

snow painting by Susan Wellington snow painting by Susan Wellington
snow painting by Susan Wellington spring green hill painting by Susan Wellington
green trees painting by Susan Wellington snow painting by Susan Wellington
snow painting by Susan Wellington snow painting by Susan Wellington
birch tree painting by Susan Wellington birch tree painting by Susan Wellington

The hill in this series of paintings has an irresistable attraction for me. It’s like it’s the perfect hill. Not too small and not too big. It gives you a lovely view over the district and a decent exercise getting up it. During winter kids sled down it and during summer people paraglide off it. One day I was doing a drawing of it and I noticed that my drawing started resembling a man with a large stomach lying down with feet in the air. The particular pattern of trees standing in for various parts of the body. The hill of course was the stomach. I don’t know if it was some kind of burial site a long time ago but sometimes the landscape tells you it’s story.

These paintings are the story it told me.