“A Summer Storm”

original art by Susan Feniak  acrylic on 12”x16” box canvas

A reminder that neither our lake or all our boating experiences are calm, peaceful and relaxing.  Our lovely Shuswap Lake can turn on you in a heart beat.  Every summer we ride out several of these storms.  Last summer there were some dandy blows!  We have witnessed the wind change direction at least six times in under an hour.  The waves can come crashing in from any direction on top of one another.  Daunting.  The channel marker is obliterated by the storm breakers and spray.  Lightening, thunder everything can be thrown at us lowly boaters.   Sheets of rain or even hail can pound down. Visibility is nil, zero, nadda.  It all leaves one wondering what’s coming next?  Fortunately storms on the Shuswap are short lived.  Soon the adrenalin rush has passed leaving in its wake another Shuswap boating experience to share and talk about for days to come.  Of course one never has time to grab a camera when they are bouncing around on a dock or boat or watching safely from shore so this painting is from memory.   Hope you enjoy the experience!! Cheers Susan


10 Comments on ““A Summer Storm””

  1. lesliepaints says:

    I know that I’d get sick if i tried to ride one of these out in a boat, Susan. I love the peaks of colors in the water in between all the foamy waves. The texture in this is fascinating! Well done!

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  2. doronart says:

    It makes great pictures but make sure to stay safe my friend the tough sailor.. , I am sure you don’t hit the water during this season 🙂 X

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    • Susan Feniak says:

      Thank you Doron. No worries. Our boat is out of the water, up on blocks and winterized for the winter months. She is waiting for us not so tough sailors to enjoy in the summer months. XX 🙂


  3. Mary says:

    What a great piece Susan, I feel the strength and energy of the painting. A great rock n’ rolling scene!

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    • Susan Feniak says:

      Thank you Mary! I did need some affirmation of this piece. It seemed like a big mess to me but then I have to stop and realize that is what the storms are like on our lake, a big mess. Rock n’ rolling indeed!!

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  4. has a Japanese woodcut feel to me… wonderful!

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  5. Painting for Joy says:

    Ah, the joy of white capping waves! I know them well and you have portrayed them beautifully Susan. We have the same kind of storms, where it will even be blue sky, calm waters, no clouds and a wind storm comes out of nowhere! The mountains surrounding our lake keep storms hidden until they are right on top of us! It’s scarey when out on the water. Have a super week! xoxo

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