#NatureDoodlewash Tree Swallow

June 14  This could actually be another scene from the aft deck of our boat.  A pair of tree swallows have built a nest inside a hole in a piling on our dock.  We have enjoyed watching them coming and going busily feeding a nest full of young.  On occasion the pair appear to be having words over how to raise and feed their young with a great deal of bickering back and forth.  But soon they go back to busily coming and going.  A cacophony arises from the nest with each trip.   The youngsters have all left the nest now.  But it would appear the couple are preparing for another batch.  The cycle will begin again and we will be entertained some more.

#NatureDoodlewash  Once again I have used Neocolor II Caran D’Ache combined with Gallery Mungyo Watercolor Crayons.  I really need to get myself a bigger collection of Neos!!  Original art by Susan Feniak  on Canson Mix Media 7” x 10” paper

If you want to join us on our month long daily #NatureDoodlewash adventure please visit Charlie O’Shields at doodlewash.wordpress.com    If you join in he will feature you at the end of the month.


#NatureDoodlewash Conch Shell

June 13  Today I share a memory of a walk along the beach, of sun drenched white sand and palm trees rustling in the warm breeze.  Today I bring you a conch shell from that walk.   If I hold the shell up to my ear I can still hear the Caribbean.  In my world this memory is of the ultimate nature walk.

#NatureDoodlewash  was accomplished with Neocolor II Caran D’Ache and Gallery Mungyo Watercolor Crayon on Canson Mix Media 7” x 10” paper.  Original art by Susan Feniak

Thank you to Charlie O’Shields at Doodlewash.wordpress.com for inviting us on a month long nature adventure.


#NatureDoodlewash Butterfly

June 9th   Today I have decided to stay closer to home and go for a walk in the garden.  I inspect all my flowers and shrubs and make sure they are thriving in this heat wave.  To my great joy and wonder a butterfly stops by for a visit.   Flitting from flower to bud.  Hardly stopping long enough for me to see  its shape and colors.  How can I remember how to draw that?  If only my butterfly bush had survived the winter, then maybe my visitor would have stayed longer.

#NatureDoodlewash  A combination of Staedtler Watercolour Pencils and Neocolor II Caran D’Ache on Opus Essentials Sketchbook paper.  Original art by Susan Feniak

If you want to join in on the #NatureDoodlewash walks and hikes stop by Charlie O’Shields at doodlewash.wordpress.com and see what is happening.


#NatureDoodlewash Salamander

June 7th  Today I am out for a rather quick walk in the woods.  Its been hot here.  As always I like to look all around to see what there is to see.  Looking down I see this little fellow, a salamander.  He seems to be smiling at me from his cool hiding place under a log.  I think he is as surprised to see me as I am to see him.  Soon he disappears under his log.  And I carry on to see what else there is to see…….

#NatureDoodlewash   Neocolor II Caran D’Ache on Opus Essentials Sketchbook paper by Susan Feniak


#Selfie Art Day “Susan Abstracted”

original art by Susan Feniak  Neocolor II Caran D’Ache on Opus Finest Watercolour Pad 7 1/2” x 11”   May 25 2016 #Selfie Art Day!  And now for something completely different, an abstracted version of me.  I believe I am in a quandary or have a query as to how the name Susan translates to,  “Suzy Q”.  I have never really cared one way or the other but prefer Susan.


#DoodlewashDinner May 24th 2016

Escargot!  May 24th is set aside for snails.  Of the eatable variety.  Since I can not make myself eat them I have decided to bring to the table a rather idealistic version.   If they smile at you can you eat them?  Being a gardener you would think I would despise these guys.  I have been known to toss them over the fence to be rid of them but eat them? Not.

I have been absent of late.  Work has called me away from the table.  This #DoodlewashDinner is done on Opus Essentials Sketchbook with Neocolor II Caran D’Ache and Gallery Mungyo Watercolor Crayons by Susan Feniak


#DoodlewashDinner May 17th

Today I am bringing to the table my favourite bottle of wine.  And my biggest glass.  So be careful there may not be enough to go around!  I do share but within reason!!  Because I am not sure if I should post name brands I will keep myself out of trouble by hinting at its name with the design of the label.  That being said I am sure they wouldn’t mind a little free advertising.  It is a delicious wine with a citrus flavour that only New Zealand can provide.  Cheers!  Susan

This #DoodlewashDinner is done on Opus Essentials Sketchbook paper with Neocolor II  Caran D’Ache and Gallery Mungyo Watercolor crayons by Susan Feniak

Charlie O’Shields has invited us all to dinner this month to see what its all about you can visit him at doodlewash.wordpress.com  So far there is a wide and varied selection of goodies to tickle our taste buds and get our mouths salivating.


#DoodlewashDinner Barbecue Day!

May 16 Is barbecue day and as it so happens our house guest has asked for barbecue.  Lucky coincidence I should say!!  We are happy to oblige with a barbecued home made beef patty with lettuce, cheese, tomato and a beauty of a pickle served up on a big gooey bun.  Looks good enough to eat.

#DoodlewashDinner  on Opus Essentials Sketchbook with Neocolor II Caran D’Ache watercolor crayons by Susan Feniak

#DoodlewashDinner is Charlie O’Shields brain child.  You can visit him at doodlewash.wordpress.com  It is fun sketching and painting food but I must say it makes me hungry!!


Blossom Time

original art by Susan Feniak  Gallery Mungyo Watercolor Crayons, Neocolor II Caran D’Ache  on Cold press Strathmore 8.5” x 5.5” paper

A wee painting to share today.  I am inspired by all the flowers and blossoms of the moment.  Our hotter then normal spring has everything out in bloom.  Its going to be done and over with before it is supposed to even start!


#DoodlewashDinner May 15

After a couple of days of polishing, waxing and cleaning our boat I am home.  But at least the boat is ready for the boating season!!  Yay!!   Work has gotten in the way of fun stuff today so, only time for a the quickest of the quickest doodlewashes, a Rootbeer float.

#DoodlewashDinner on Opus Essentials Sketchbook with Neocolor II Caran D’Ache by Susan Feniak