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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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 …

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- …

Pine Tree on an April Day: watercolour on paper

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The roots twist and turn in a dance with the earth. ‘Pine Tree on an April Day’ unfinished watercolour and acrylic on cotman 300gsm paper postcard size ps. Twitter Exhibit I mentioned last week about the twitter exhibition in New York. Well, I managed to stay up till 1am Stockholm time, to watch the exhibition …

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 …

‘Yellow orb over the Sea’ painting

Yellow disc over the Sea gouache and watercolour by sue wellington

It felt good working on this one. It takes a little while to get used to the Fabriano 300gsm rough paper and see what it can do. I'm still testing the limits of techniques and materials but this paper can take a lot of water and mark making without losing it's lovely texture. In this …