My oh my, Iris’s are a challenge!

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.


Slow going work in progress… Where is time going?

I started this painting ages ago, perhaps a month has gone by. The Christmas card assembly line has taken over my art space and my paying job has sucked up my time. I haven’t managed to get back to this painting to finish it. Between one thing and another there just hasn’t been enough hours in my days. Since I am looking forward to retiring soon I will have more time. Maybe then this painting will finally get my attention. Looking forward to it. Cheers Susan Feniak.


Another start…

I had so much fun creating my last painting that I decided to do another floral piece. It helps that I have a beautiful bunch of sunflowers sitting on our table to inspire me. After this, I think that I will be finished with florals for awhile.  It will be time for something else. I hope you enjoy my progress reports….

Artist Susan Feniak. Acrylic on an 18″ x 24″ gallery canvas. This one will be available when finished.


First WIP of 2021

WIP

My first painting of 2021 is in progress on my easel. It’s coming together ever so slowly. The photo reference is my own taken late last summer of our houseboat at beautiful Robert’s Bay on Shuswap Lake. It was an idyllic morning with the lake perfectly calm and flat. Reflections galore! Golden Artist Acrylics on an 18″ x 24″ gallery canvas. When this painting is finally done it’s not going anywhere. It will hang on our living room wall.

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


Work In Progress

Meet Grizz

I am working on a couple of dog portraits. This is a much loved and missed black lab named Grizzly. A.K.A. Grizz. I find that I put my heart and soul into pet portraits. I wonder, do other artists find that they do that too? When next you see Grizz I hope his posthumous portrait is completed and his owner is pleased. This is the biggest pet portrait that I have done thus far at 16″ x 16″ x 1.5″ acrylic on canvas. Wish me luck. Cheers Susan

To contact Susan about her art please email sfeniakart@gmail.com Spam and scam emails will be deleted.


WIP

Work in progress on my easel. It’s waiting for me to finish. After several beautiful sun filled days yesterday we had clouds with showers. It was an art attack kind of day. I am never sure if I should share my works in progress. Being self taught my progress could seem very wrong to the experts. But it works for me. Artist Susan Feniak. Golden Artist Acrylics on 24″ x 24″ canvas.

To contact Susan sfeniakart@gmail.com


A progress report

This painting is in progress and taking me more time then what is normal. Other things have been causing distractions. Not only work but I have also upgraded my WordPress blog and created my own domain. Now when you visit my WordPress site you won’t be inundated with annoying advertising. My domain is called: susanfeniakart.com It is also a work in progress.


In progress…

In progress. Perhaps I have been influenced by all the paintings of Fox’s I have seen of late or maybe I wanted to try something different. I am not sure. But whatever the inspiration may be here is my latest watercolor piece still in progress. I rarely post a painting until I consider it done. Maybe just maybe I am happy with this one thus far.