“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


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.


Flamingos at Christmas?

If you were wondering what’s next, no worries.  I knew all along.  It had to be Flamingos.  The perfect follow up to Christmas elephants and giraffes.  It is snowing where I live today so I had to think of warmer places. These two helped. Artist Susan Feniak.  Original art using Koi watercolour on Strathmore card stock. 


#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.


A Belize Memory

original art by Susan Feniak  acrylic on 18”x24” box canvas

Yes, another memory of Belize!  I can’t help myself.  White sandy beaches, the beautiful waters of the Caribbean lapping at the shore, a gentle breeze rustling the palms.  Besides, I needed another painting for one of the walls of our new house.  And that painting needed to be bright and sunny but relaxing at the same time.  Hope I succeeded.

Cheers, Susan Feniak

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“All In A Row”

original art by Susan Feniak  acrylic on 18” x 24” box canvas

My first painting of 2016!  Being in need of some sunshine and warmth I recalled this scene from our trip to Belize last winter.  I came across these Pelicans “All In A Row” while riding my bike around Caye Caulker.  The Pelicans are no doubt resting after feeding on the catch of the day or perhaps they are waiting for the next fishing boat to come in.  Maybe they are just sunning themselves.  Whatever they are doing the scene brought back fond memories and that  feeling of sunshine and warmth that I needed.

Cheers, Susan

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The Princess

Original Art By Susan Feniak  acrylic on 16” x 16” canvas

She was sitting there amongst the luxury yachts.  An old girl.  In boating world one could say she has lovely lines and character.  Her name, Placencia Princess.  These days she is relegated to tourism and sight seeing cruises in Belize.  I can’t help but wonder about her past life.  I thought her worthy of some attention so I painted this for her.  One Princess to another. 🙂

This painting has been on and off my easel since I got home from Belize last winter.  Until now life got in the way of finishing it.  It was a challenge but here she is in all her splendid glory.

Cheers, Susan

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