A Belize Gull. They look the same as any other Gull! This one posed for me so I knew I had to paint him.
This can be my #WorldWatercolorGroup contribution for the day too.
Original art by Susan Feniak. Koi watercolors on Strathmore 140lb cold press paper
original art by Susan Feniak acrylic on 9” x 12” paper framed
I was going to save this one for April’s Draw A Bird Day but decided to post it now. I can always paint another one right? These two brown pelicans sat in that palm tree keeping my husband company while I was off snorkeling at Silk Caye, Belize. There is a grand total of five palm trees on the wee atoll of Silk Caye, two picnic tables, an outhouse, a couple of barbecues and a lot of pelicans waiting and watching. There really isn’t much for a patient husband to do but wait and watch along with the pelicans. I truly enjoyed my snorkel adventure! My husband? Perhaps not so much.
original art by Susan Feniak acrylic on 18”x24” box canvas
Yes, another memory of Belize! I can’t help myself. White sandy beaches, the beautiful waters of the Caribbean lapping at the shore, a gentle breeze rustling the palms. Besides, I needed another painting for one of the walls of our new house. And that painting needed to be bright and sunny but relaxing at the same time. Hope I succeeded.
Cheers, Susan Feniak
It is the 8th day of the month. Time to Draw a Bird or in my case paint one.
“Waiting Game” original art by Susan Feniak acrylic on 8” x 10” paper Whether napping or fishing this Pelican balanced a top that pole, unruffled, in a good stiff Belize breeze for hours.
I look forward to seeing what my fellow bird drawing bloggers are up to this month! Cheers, Susan
original art by Susan Feniak acrylic on 18” x 24” box canvas
My first painting of 2016! Being in need of some sunshine and warmth I recalled this scene from our trip to Belize last winter. I came across these Pelicans “All In A Row” while riding my bike around Caye Caulker. The Pelicans are no doubt resting after feeding on the catch of the day or perhaps they are waiting for the next fishing boat to come in. Maybe they are just sunning themselves. Whatever they are doing the scene brought back fond memories and that feeling of sunshine and warmth that I needed.
Original Art By Susan Feniak acrylic on 16” x 16” canvas
She was sitting there amongst the luxury yachts. An old girl. In boating world one could say she has lovely lines and character. Her name, Placencia Princess. These days she is relegated to tourism and sight seeing cruises in Belize. I can’t help but wonder about her past life. I thought her worthy of some attention so I painted this for her. One Princess to another. 🙂
This painting has been on and off my easel since I got home from Belize last winter. Until now life got in the way of finishing it. It was a challenge but here she is in all her splendid glory.
Original art by Susan Feniak Acrylic on 18”x24” canvas
Today on a makeshift easel in my new office/studio I finally had time to paint something. Believe it or not I needed just the right painting for a bathroom in our new house. The Caribbean colors match perfectly. This is a view we very much enjoyed last winter. We spent hours just sitting looking out over the beautiful Caribbean. A mile away from where we sat the waves were crashing over the Belize Barrier Reef. On a good day we could hear those waves. Fond memories indeed.
Hope you have been enjoying your summer. I am happy to be back at my easel, makeshift or not.