More? Yes more sights from Ixtapa and Zihuatanejo….

We are still enjoying our much needed extended vacation in Ixtapa. It’s been a tuff couple of years and an even ruffer 8 months or so. Family issues have taken up a lot of our time and energy. It’s been wonderful to escape and take care of us instead of everyone else. The photos are some what self explanatory. The sunsets are glorious. The palapa is being rebuilt after a fire destroyed it. There are many pangas, boats used by the locals for everything. The iguanas are numerous and interesting. We spend hours watching the ocean and waves. There have been dolphin sightings and even a humpback whale or two. Normally we don’t take selfies. Mostly because we suck at it. But sometimes people want to see us in a photo so I attached the two selfies that we dared to take. Worth a laugh if nothing else.

I hope you are enjoying a glimpse into our vacation. We are relaxed. And that is important. Cheers Susan and Carey


If you like sunsets….have a look at these.

If you like a spectacular sunset Ixtapa Mexico is the place to partake. I grew up on the west coast of British Columbia so I know a good sunset when I see it. Just saying! ENJOY Cheers Susan


Much needed break…

We are on a much needed hiatus. Our first get away from it all in over two years. They haven’t been the easiest two years and getting here proved difficult as well. Since getting here my husband has been ill. Which leaves you the reader with several questions, maybe.

As we all know the pandemic has not allowed anyone to travel. Plans were made, plans were canceled. This year we can travel. Months ago we arranged everything for a two month stay in Mazatlan. Those plans, dreams, saw us through one of the most difficult times in our lives. The death of our youngest son. Two days before our departure date to Mazatlan. Violence erupted, I am sure most of you heard about that. Our dreams shattered. But, we managed to change everything at the last minute. Flights, accommodation and all. It was a stressful few days but thanks to great friends who stepped up to help and modern technology we are now happily ensconced in Ixtapa.

My husband has been ill but thanks to modern medicine and good medical services in Mexico he is recovering from a severe sinus infection and possible pneumonia. We have been determined to remain optimistic and look on the bright side of every deterrent.

Our glass is more than half full, all the time. I won’t say full of what exactly, you can figure that out. We are on vacation.

Ergo, you won’t be hearing much from me for awhile. Cheers Susan


New smallish seascape…

A new smallish seascape drying on my easel. It’s acrylic on an 11″ x 14″ gallery canvas. The sea continues to inspire me and probably always will.

Artist Susan Feniak. Golden Artist Acrylics on canvas. šŸ”“ SOLD Thank you.


“Musing”

Musing

“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 sfeniakart@gmail.com Thank you.


Ebb and Flow

Ebb and Flow

“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.


World Watercolor Month Day 16

#WorldWatercolorMonth Day 16 prompt “Vision”. Artist Susan Feniak. QoR watercolors and ink on Strathmore card stock. 4″ x 6″.


“Tropical Daze” Framed and ready…

“Tropical Daze”

“Tropical Daze” is framed and ready to hang in someone’s home. I have included a couple of photos of my process for you. Palette knife painting is different from my usual brush work. I do enjoy playing with a palette knife. It’s very different and makes for a lot of texture. I also used cheesecloth and when I used a brush it was loosely, almost carefree. The scene reminds me of a tropical getaway. Something I didn’t get to enjoy this winter. Maybe next year? In the meantime dreaming and remaining hopeful will suffice. Cheers Susan

Artist Susan Feniak Acrylic on 20″ x 20″ gallery canvas. Asking $200 plus shipping.

If you have a question about this painting or any of my other pieces please email sfeniakart@gmail.com


Finished “At Last”

At Last

Finished my first painting of 2021. “At Last” is our houseboat sitting pretty at Robert’s Bay on beautiful Shuswap Lake. I took the reference photo late last summer. It was an idyllic calm morning. Barely a ripple on the lakes surface. Perfect for reflections. I had fun re-creating those reflections. These days our girl is waiting for the sunny warm days to return and so are we. I am keeping this painting. It will hang in our land home to remind us of those sun and fun filled days of the past and to look forward to in the future. Artist Susan Feniak. Acrylic on 18″ x 24″ gallery canvas. FYI If you would like a painting of your boat, I do commissions.

To contact Susan about her art please email sfeniakart@gmail.com


Check this out, please šŸ˜Š

High Water Sweepers
The Zone
Remembering
Misty Morning
Seaside Moment

Here are a few of my paintings for sale at PacificArtsMarket.ca online store. Please visit PacificArtsMarket.ca #pacific_arts_market and see what’s going on there. They support local artists and artisans. Pacific Arts Market is at 1448 West Broadway in Vancouver BC. Or shop online. Safe, easy and secure. Cheers Susan Feniak

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