Mara Muse

Mara Muse. A painting of the view from our houseboat. We spend hours sitting and staring at this spectacle of nature’s beauty. Artist Susan Feniak. Golden Artist Colors on 8″ x 10″ canvas.


Raven Trail Autumn

Raven Trail Autumn. Artist Susan Feniak. Golden Artist Acrylics on 16″×20″ box canvas. Raven Trail is one of my favourite walks near where we live. Fall is not my favourite time of year mostly because winter comes next. I am Canadian. But that doesn’t mean I love winter. All that being said I do enjoy all the autumnal colours and kicking up the fallen leaves. I hope my painting evokes those pleasantries. Cheers Susan


“Mara View”

Mara View. Every year we climb the hill at Bay View Estates just outside Sicamous BC and admire the view of Mara Lake from on high. I have wanted to paint that view for years. Hope you enjoy. I certainly got into the zone for this one. Cheers Susan.


Out Picking Wild Flowers

Such a long title for a small painting. Artist Susan Feniak. Golden Artist Colors on 8″ × 8″ canvas board. Found these nice little canvases in a plain wood frame. I have painted the frame the same color as the bike. Wishing I had bought more of them. Happy Monday!


The last of winter

We thought it was the last of winter until it snowed this morning. Thankfully it didn’t stick. Happy Easter! Artist Susan Feniak. Windsor Newton Cotman Water Colours on Strathmore paper.


“The Stand”

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

Just a little something I have been working on.  I have been  discovering some great places to walk around our new home in Salmon Arm.  It amazes me just how many trails there are.  While out and about on these nature trails I am getting inspired.  This painting is based on yet another photo that  I took  this past summer.  Pretty sure there will be more to inspire  me as I investigate our new surroundings.

Cheers, Susan Feniak

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A Nice Day For A Walk

Previously titled, “Done?”  The consensus is that the painting is indeed done.  I did add some Canada Geese flying in formation but I have not taken another photo of the painting.  It was a nice day for a walk along the nature trail in Salmon Arm Bay. The biggest water colour I have tackled to date.  At the moment I am not sure if this one is finished or not.  I don’t want to over work it.  Usually I am happy or pleased with the end product.  Perhaps its because this is a water colour that has me doubting.  It has been fun playing and spending time at my easel.

Original art by Susan Feniak  Staedtler water colour pencils and Holbein water colours on 18” x 24” Strathmore water colour paper.

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In Progress

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.

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Sicamous Summer Arts & Crafts Show

003_thumb.jpg012.jpg010_thumb.jpg010.jpgThe Annual Sicamous Arts & Crafts Show will be opening at The Red Barn Tuesday June 30th and will run to Saturday July 4th from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. daily.  There will also be a Meet the Artists evening Monday June 29th 7 p.m. to 9 p.m.  I will have four of my paintings on display and for sale for the duration of the show.  “Belize Skiff”, “Thoughts of Spring”, “Winterized” and “My Pink Pond Lilies”.  It would be grand if some of you could visit the show and enjoy some of our fantastic local artistry. Cheers, Susan Feniak


Having More Fun!

Two more quick sketches using my new Staedtler Watercolour Pencils.  The first is a busy Front Street scene from Caye Caulker Belize.  All the roads on Caye Caulker are of beautiful compact white sand. If a person stops and looks at where they are walking they will see sea shells and bits of coral mixed in with the sand.  I may have gotten carried away with the shade from the palm trees making that white sand disappear.  It is a quick sketch with mixed results, right? The other sketch is strictly from my imagination.  A bit idyllic I would say.  “A Busy Front Street” is Staedtler Watercolour Pencils on Canson Mixed Media 7”x10” paper.  “Small Island” is Staedtler Watercolour Pencils on Opus Essentials Sketchbook 8 1/2” x 11” paper.  Both original art by Susan Feniak

p.s. The only pavement we saw while on Caye Caulker was the airport runway.  No need for roads when the biggest mode of transportation are two wheeled bikes, golf carts or your very own two feet.  Bliss.

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