“Higuera Blanca Breakers”

Higuera Blanca Breakers

“Higuera Blanca Breakers”. While visiting Mexico this past winter I was inspired many times. Perhaps the beach we visited with friends while at Higuera Blanca inspired me the most. It had been a wild windy morning and the Pacific Ocean had whipped itself into an amazing show of powerful frothy surf. Standing on the beach left one feeling dwarfed by the size of the breakers. It was exhilarating. Froth, salt spray, wind and all.

Since our stay in Mexico I am struck by how life has changed. Not just for me personally but for everyone. This is a worldwide crises that includes us all. New expressions like self isolating and social distancing have become our new normal. Being house bound isn’t a difficult thing for an artist. It provides extra hours for one to be creative. There is no fear of boredom. There is no opportunity for that thought to enter our busy minds. For those that are struggling with being “stuck” at home may I suggest that you get yourself some crayons and paper and draw. Be creative. Creativity is the perfect escape from these challenging times. You never know you could very well surprise yourself and us.

Higuera Blanca Breakers is acrylic on 18″ x 24″ x 1.5″ thick canvas. Painted on all sides no frame needed. Artist Susan Feniak. $300

To contact Susan sfeniakart@gmail.com


On hiatus

Litibu sunset
San Pancho beach
Sayulita
Punta de Mita sunset

I prefer sandy beaches and sunshine to a snowy and cold Canadian winter. Ergo I am on hiatus in Mexico and away from blogging. Maybe by the time I return to my Canadian home it will be sunnier and warmer. Here’s hoping. In the meantime I am sharing some photos. Enjoy.


“Ocean Jewel”

Ocean Jewel. Something new and different. Artist Susan Feniak. Golden acrylics on a 20″ x 20″ x 1.5″ thick canvas. No frame needed. Hope you like this bit of bling. To achieve the texture on the starfish I used a thick layer of Goldens gel gloss.

“Ocean Jewel” a better photo.

“Shine On”

“Shine On”. This is how I deal with the cold snowy days of our Canadian winter. I dream of a sunny warmer climate and swimming with a smiling Tortuga. And then create that scene on my easel. I hope Shine On makes you feel warm and cozy. If a tortuga can smile then so can we. No matter what. Artist Susan Feniak. Golden Artist Acrylics on 24″ x 24″ canvas. I may have to keep this one for a little while. An update: since posting this my tortuga has been given a name, Trudy. Trudy now greets everyone entering our front door with her smile.

To contact Susan sfeniakart@gmail.com


“High And Dry”

It’s official my first painting of 2020 has a name. High And Dry. Between my Instagram, Facebook and WP site there was a tied vote. I ended up asking my husband which name he preferred Skiff’s at Low Tide or High and Dry. Thank you to all that took the time to cast their vote.


My first painting of 2020

My first painting of 2020. As yet untitled. Perhaps you can help me name it. Which one do you like “Skiffs at Low Tide” or “High and Dry”? I am keeping this one for now. A birthday present for me by me. Spending time at my easel certainly helps me forget all the goings on in this world of ours. Everyone should try it! Spreading a little positivity and happiness with art. Cheers Susan Feniak Acrylic on 18″ x 24″ x 1.5″ thick canvas. susanfeniakart.com

To contact Susan sfeniakart@gmail.com


Day 23 World Watercolor Month

Day 23 World Watercolor Month. The prompt Beach Fun. This is as good of a sandcastle I was ever able to build. Probably the reason for that is I preferred to be in the water swimming. The only reason I would be building a sandcastle is because my Mother would be making me take the obligatory 30 minute wait after our picnic lunch. Remember those? They were the longest minutes of my childhood.