Happy New Year

Happy New Year! Wishing you all a happy, healthy and creative 2021. Let’s be positive.

This is a “selfie” of me. I don’t like getting my photo taken nor do I do selphies well. They are something I will rarely share.

The other photo is my “Top Nine” posts on Instagram in 2020. Not my choices but Instagram’s. Interesting and somewhat surprising. I was happy to see my personal favorite “Shine On” a.k.a. Trudy Tortuga made the list. Amazed my watercolors and ink were as popular as they are. Go figure.

Moving on to new projects and I am hopeful the year ahead will be better. Surely being positive will see us through. Cheers Susan

#WorldWatercolorMonth #SelfieArt Day July 25

IMG_20160725_085339#WorldWatercolorMonth and #SelfieArt Day  July 25  So here I am being brave again!  Not only have I tackled a selfie but I am showing myself swimming!  Of course it helps I am in the beautiful waters of the Caribbean.  Grand Turks Caicos.  By now all of you should know I love the water.  Whether it is some far away winter escape or here on the sunny shores of the Shuswap.  Most photos of me involve the water some where.  So why not paintings too?

#WorldWatercolorMonth and #SelfieArt Day  original art by Susan Feniak  Holdbein Artists’ Water color on Canson Mix Media paper.

#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.


#SelfieArt Day not really a #doodlewashaday

April 25th  The 25th day of the month as far as I know is still #SelfieArtDay.   So instead of doing my #doodlewashaday I actually tackled a self portrait.  A serious one.  I am not even in an exotic place this month.  Unless you want to take into account this self portrait is based on a photo taken of me on board Holland America’s ship  Nieuw Amsterdam in the middle of the Caribbean a couple of winters ago.  To make sure the drawing resembled me I put it in front of my husband and asked, “Who is this?”.  The answer was correct, “Its you.”  Which I will take as a compliment.  Yay I did it!!  But then hubby added, “With bug eyes.”  sigh.  Regardless I will post and present to you with a certain amount of pride my #selfie for April 25th 2016.

Original art by Susan Feniak  pencil on Canson Mix Media 7”x 10” paper.  If I had added color this could pass as a #doodlewashaday too.

Many thanks to Teresa at One Good Thing  https://teresarobeson.wordpress.com for hosting #SelfieArt


#Selfie Art Day

I am a day early for #Selfie Art Day but here it is,  “Staying Warm by The Fire”, original art by Susan Feniak  acrylic on paper

Another painting of me doing what I love.  Can’t go wrong.  The fire is actually our portable propane fire pit and I am actually sitting on a dock.  With my usual glass of wine in hand, relaxing, just sitting and staring.  No phone, no computer, no work.  This scene can just as easily be played out around a fire pit on shore.  I am happiest when I can see the water and our boat.  It makes me look a lot younger!!!  Or maybe that is artistic license. 🙂

Thank you once again to Teresa over at teresarobeson.wordpress.com for rallying us together for Selfie Art Day!


#SelfieArt Susan Relaxing

February 25th time for #SelfieArt   In actual fact the 25th will be tomorrow.  But since I am busy tomorrow I am posting my selfie in advance.

original art by Susan Feniak  acrylic on 9” x 12” paper

This month you get to see me at one of my favourite summer pastimes.  Something our boating friends and I have named “Beer Bobbing” or in my case “Wine Bobbing”.  I can wile away an entire summer afternoon tethered to the swim grid of our boat, ensconced on my “floaty thingy”, sipping on a thermos of chilled wine or cider and just watch the world go by.  A pastime that can’t be beat.  Talk about relaxing.  Don’t forget the sun screen!

Looking forward to seeing what my other selfie artists come up with.

Cheers, Susan


#SelfieArt Susan at Work!

original sketch by Susan Feniak ,water colour pencils on paper.  It will be the 25th day of the month tomorrow and time for #SelfieArt.  Since I haven’t heard or read otherwise I am assuming it is that time again.  I will be hard at work tomorrow so I thought it best to post my attempt today.  It is a very quick sketch of me at my desk.  Because my office/studio is in our basement I have surrounded myself by favourite art, pictures, photos, antique plates and a bulletin board along with everything else that is colourful and enjoyable to me.  It all makes for a more pleasant working environment.   Much better then just a computer screen, calculator, printer/scanner, files, papers, and other paraphernalia that a bookkeeper needs.   Oops I better adjust all the paintings that have gotten crooked!   Even the 2016 Calendar isn’t hanging straight!  Oh and for those not in the know, January 25th is also Robbie Burns Day!!



Painting Shell shoppingIts the 25th day of November and once again it is SelfieArt time!  Once again I am under time restraints so I am cheating and posting an older painting of mine titled “Shell Shopping”.  It is me and I am strolling along the Ft Lauderdale beach.  A beautiful day for shell shopping.  I am looking forward to seeing what everyone else does for SelfieArt day!! Cheers Susan Feniak

#SelfieArt My first

IMG_20150923_164831360  It is the 25th of the month and I am posting a #SelfieArt.  I kept it simple this time.  Self portraits are out of my comfort zone as are painting pictures of someone else or even animals.  So why not accept a challenge? As you can see by this picture I am more complicated then meets the eye!! 🙂