#NatureDoodlewash Sand Dollar

June 15  Today we will go for another walk along the sea shore.  No we are not going to the Caribbean today.  Instead we are going to a beach on the west coast of British Columbia.  There is lots to see here too.  Natures beauty abounds.  Perchance we will come across a sand dollar.  A sand dollar is a burrowing form of a flat sea urchin.  Did you know if you find one they are good luck?  Today we have come across one that has washed up along the shore and has turned white.  A live sand dollar will be darker, brownish black or purple.  So we can pick this one up and take it home.  A lovely memory from our walk today.

#NatureDoodlewash  on Strathmore Water Color 8.5” x 5.5” paper with Staedtler Watercolour Pencils, Elegant writer and Holbein Artists’ Water Color.  Original art By Susan Feniak

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#NatureDoodlewash Tenacity!

June 6th Has me on a nature walk along a rocky outcrop.  Even here one must remember to look down and see natures tenacity.  The tiniest mauve flowers cling to rock and life and flourish.

For my first #NatureDoodlewash I brushed the dust off my Elegant Writer Calligraphy pens to get the funky colors and swirls of the rock.  For the flowers I used watercolour pencil and white Gelly Roll.  All on Opus Essentials Sketchbook paper.  By Susan Feniak

Thank you to Charlie O’Shields for inviting us along on #NatureDoodlewash

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My Dream for a Happy 2016!

original art by Susan Feniak , Elegant Writer, Iridescent Silver and Phthalo Blue acrylic on paper.

Happy 2016 and lets all “Give Peace A Chance”!Painting Give Peace A Chance


Freckled Poinsettia

original art by Susan Feniak  water colour pencil, elegant writer, and water colours on paper.  A quick sketch inspired by a very different poinsettia plant given to me by a friend.  Could not resist the temptation to put it on paper.  Cheers, Susan

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“Elegant Writer” Lucky Dollar

A first attempt at using my new “Elegant Writer” pens by Speedball. Admittedly an experiment.  I do believe I will have a lot of fun with these pens.  Thank you to Leslie White of Leslie Paints and Carol King for sharing their ideas and teaching new techniques.

Original art by Susan Feniak  Elegant Writer pen on “The Langton” water colour 140lb 16in x 12in paper.

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