“Mara View”

Mara View. Every year we climb the hill at Bay View Estates just outside Sicamous BC and admire the view of Mara Lake from on high. I have wanted to paint that view for years. Hope you enjoy. I certainly got into the zone for this one. Cheers Susan.


Donated

I have donated my painting “When All The Leaves Are Gone” to the Eagle Valley Arts Council who will use it as a fund raiser. I hope someone will offer a high bid and give it a good home.


“The Proposal”

Painting The Proposal“The Proposal” original art by Susan Feniak.  Acrylic on box canvas. This was a commissioned piece I did earlier this summer.  Ordered as a wedding gift by a lady I have never met.  I have thanked her profusely for her support.  I hope the wedding has taken place and that it is now safe for me to share this.  Otherwise the gift will now longer be a surprise!  Have a beautiful art filled Monday.  Cheers! PEACE


“Boaters Live Longer”

Original art by Susan Feniak.  Acrylic on 20” x 20” box canvas.  A new biggish painting!  Yay!  This one has been on my easel for awhile.  Time?  What is that?  Believe it or not this one is going to stay at our house and hang in a nautical theme bathroom.  It is a painting of our boat so who else would want it anyway?  Right?

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Scenes from the aft deck

Hi,  Just back from another soggy boating weekend.  That being said it was a lovely relaxing and away from work kind of weekend.  I even took time for some quick sketches.  The following are scenes from our aft deck.  Hope your weekend has been dryer then ours.

The sketches were done with my travel watercolours on my small moleskin.  Cheers, Susan


In Progress

This is the biggest water colour I have tackled to date.  Another experiment.  An I can do it moment.  It is a work in progress but thought I could share it.

Original art by Susan Feniak  water colour pencil on 18” x 24” Strathmore Watercolor paper.

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Having More Fun!

Two more quick sketches using my new Staedtler Watercolour Pencils.  The first is a busy Front Street scene from Caye Caulker Belize.  All the roads on Caye Caulker are of beautiful compact white sand. If a person stops and looks at where they are walking they will see sea shells and bits of coral mixed in with the sand.  I may have gotten carried away with the shade from the palm trees making that white sand disappear.  It is a quick sketch with mixed results, right? The other sketch is strictly from my imagination.  A bit idyllic I would say.  “A Busy Front Street” is Staedtler Watercolour Pencils on Canson Mixed Media 7”x10” paper.  “Small Island” is Staedtler Watercolour Pencils on Opus Essentials Sketchbook 8 1/2” x 11” paper.  Both original art by Susan Feniak

p.s. The only pavement we saw while on Caye Caulker was the airport runway.  No need for roads when the biggest mode of transportation are two wheeled bikes, golf carts or your very own two feet.  Bliss.

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“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

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