“My oh my!” My Iris painting is finished. It was a challenge with a few revisions and many hours spent at my easel. The reward? Well the painting itself of course and before I could finish it, it sold! Its always so reassuring to have someone love your creation enough to hang it in their personal space. See me smile? Thank you to the purchaser. I know “My oh my!” is going to a very good home.
Artist Susan Feniak. Golden Artist Acrylics on a 20″ x 20″ gallery canvas. Because it has sold I can now buy more art supplies to do more art.
I was asked to paint some purple Iris’s awhile back. Several months ago actually. I decided that it was time to see if I was up to the challenge. The photos are of my step by step process, progress and changes. Still very much a work in progress but I thought I would share anyway. I am enjoying myself and I am embracing my purple and violet hues, again. No photo reference, all original. Talk about flying by the seat of my pants. Ha ha!
Work in progress. Artist Susan Feniak. Golden Artist Acrylics on a 20″ x 20″ gallery canvas.
“Musing”. I am declaring this one done. My imagination was at play with this painting. Musing or daydreaming about a warm sunny place. A place to brighten any dull Canadian winter day. Artist Susan Feniak. Acrylic on a 24″ x 30″ gallery canvas. Asking $450. This is an original piece of art. I do not make copies or prints. If you are interested please email firstname.lastname@example.org Thank you.
Work or play? My newest in progress painting is on the easel. I am having fun playing with the light on the water and in the sky. As a rule, after the ground or base coat, I start from the furthest point away, usually the sky, and work my way forward. Right or wrong? I don’t know, it’s just how I’ve always done it. My imagination is working overtime on this one. This is also one of the biggest paintings I have done.
Artist Susan Feniak. Golden Artist Acrylics on a 24″ x 30″ gallery canvas.
Finished! “Perky in Purple”. Although I started this painting in 2021, I consider it my first painting of 2022. Artist Susan Feniak. Photo reference credit to my very talented Aunt, photographer, Helen Worley. Golden Artist Colors on a 16″ x 16″ gallery canvas.
This painting is available. Asking $150 Cdn plus shipping. Please contact Susan at email@example.com
The Christmas tree is down and my easel is back up. You guessed it. My easel usually sits where the Christmas tree was. I don’t have a studio or art room. I paint in a corner of our living room. It’s nice to be back to creating. This painting has been sitting around for far too long and is still a work in progress. I hope to finish it soon. Cheers Susan Feniak
As we start a new year I would like to take a moment to thank everyone that supported me in my artistic endeavors during 2021. A special thank you to my peers. Becoming an active member of The Federation of Canadian Artists was the highlight of my year.
I am looking forward to 2022, optimistically and positively. Since I am now officially retired I will now have more time for art, blogging and social media. Look out!
Happy New Year! My very best wishes to you for a healthy, happy and creative 2022. Cheers Susan Feniak
I am proud to announce that I achieved my Active Status in the prestigious Federation of Canadian Artists. I submitted 10 of my most recent paintings to the Federation (FCA) to be juried by my peers. This was my fourth or fifth attempt and at last success! I feel honored. I will continue to practice and to learn. Most of all I will continue to enjoy creating. Art is essential!
“Ebb and Flow”. My latest painting. As in life, water has ebbs and flow. Or maybe I mean as in water and the ocean tides, life has its ebbs and flow. Regardless, this painting reminds me of my brother and his love of the ocean. I was thinking of him while painting it. One of his favorite places was Tofino, situated on the west coast of Vancouver Island. I will and am missing my brother but I have all the happy wonderful memories of all the times spent with him. A lifetime. Dedicated to David, with love, Ebb and Flow. Gone, never to be forgotten.
Artist Susan Feniak. Acrylic on 24″ x 24″ gallery canvas.
I have another painting started on my easel. Barely started. But here are a few progress photos. I have been doing so many floral creations lately that I decided it was time for a change. Cheers Susan Feniak. Acrylic on a 24″ x 24″ gallery canvas.