For lack of a better title I am calling this painting “Looking Up”. I go for a walk everyday and often find myself looking up. This scene is inspired by the nature trails in and around Sicamous British Columbia. Our summer home turf. I highly recommend the trails. Whatever you are doing today take the time to go for a walk and remember to stop and look up. It’s truly fascinating.
The first 3 photos are of my process and the last photo is the final painting. The end result for Looking Up!
Artist Susan Feniak. Golden Artist Acrylics on a 24″ x 24″ deep gallery canvas. Painted on all sides. Asking $350 cdn plus shipping.
I have two fresh watercolor and ink paintings for you today. Now that the weather has warmed up a wee bit we are spending more time on our boat. There is no internet on our boat or dock. You may not see as much of my art or get many comments or likes from me for the next while. It can’t be helped. I will do what I can when I can. In the meantime here is Zelda Zebra who has been busy since we last saw her. The pond is my imagination at play, an idyllic scene. Both pieces are watercolor, ink and gouache on 11″ x 14″ Fabriano paper. Artist Susan Feniak
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It is time for the Sicamous Art Walk again. This year my art will be hanging at the Sicamous branch of the Salmon Arm Savings and Credit Union for the month of June. “Raven Trail Boardwalk” will be one of the paintings I plan to show. If you are in the area I hope you have time to visit the various Sicamous businesses that participate and have a look at all the lovely art work done by the artists of the Eagle Valley Brush and Palette Club. Cheers, Susan Feniak
“The Puddle” original art by Susan Feniak. Golden Acrylics and Golden Heavy Gel medium on 20″×20″ canvas. Okay so officially this one drove me right batty! I had a vision in my head but transferring that vision to canvas proved difficult. That being said I had a grand time mucking about with the heavy gel medium. There is a lot of texture on this canvas! I am going to call this one done, for now. Cheers Susan.
Its time once again for the annual Arts and Crafts Show at The Red Barn in Sicamous. I am getting ready as I am allowed to show four of my original paintings for sale at the show. Hubby has been busy building barn board frames for two of my bigger pieces of art. Look at that there they are, “The Stand” and “Raven Trail Boardwalk”. The show runs from June 29 to July 3 2016. It would be nice if some of my family and friends could make it to the show this year. Cheers, Susan
original art by Susan Feniak acrylic on 20” x 24” canvas Here it is hot off the easel! My latest painting, from a photo I took late last summer along one of my favourite places to walk, Raven Trail, Salmon Arm, B.C. Canada. My home town. The trail meanders along the foreshore of Salmon Arm Bay. It is a nature preserve and bird sanctuary. Sights to behold whilst walking the trail are a beaver dam, and den, assorted wild life and wild fowl that include swans, grebes, geese, blue herons, and last summer a flock of white pelicans visited there. Hope you enjoy the view and get a sense of what a beautiful spot this is from my painting. Cheers, Susan
This is the biggest water colour I have tackled to date. Another experiment. An I can do it moment. It is a work in progress but thought I could share it.
Original art by Susan Feniak water colour pencil on 18” x 24” Strathmore Watercolor paper.
Original art by Susan Feniak acrylic on 12” x 12” box canvas. Rarely do we have a winter day that inspires me to paint a snowy scene. But the other day we had a stellar one. Unlike most days in our neck of the woods it was sun filled, bright and crisp. There was a snowfall the previous night and then the temperature plummeted. Leaving behind a thick intact layer of snow on all the trees. This could be our yard or just over there…… It was a beautiful scene. Happy New Year! This is the first painting of 2015. Here is hoping for a productive year.
Cheers, Susan Feniak
Today my painting “A Lazy Eagle River” got a new home. A Happy 60th Birthday present to my sister, Kathy! Since I think it is one of my best paintings to date and a particular favourite of mine it is a special enough gift for a 60th celebration. I know it has a good home and will be enjoyed.
Cheers, Susan Feniak
Original art by Susan Feniak acrylic on 16” x 20” box canvas.
Recently my Mother expressed an interest in having one of my paintings. She told me which wall she would like to hang it on and which paintings she preferred. We settled on “The Homestead”. But then I started to think about my Mother and the things she likes. She has often referred to a dream that was to be a part of my parents retirement years. That dream was to retire by the water somewhere and live in an “A” frame house or cabin. Sadly that dream has never come true. I have attempted to paint that dream. Not an easy task because this is my concept of what that dream may have been and not perhaps what my Mother has envisioned all these years. If nothing else it is bright and cheery and it includes some of my Mother’s favourite flowers, yellow daisies.