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


Latest project…Morning Breaks

“Morning Breaks”

I completed my latest project today. Photo credit and inspiration goes to my very talented Aunt Helen Worley ❤️ Thank you so much for letting me use your amazing photo. This is a sunrise and cloud fan over Semiahmoo spit with Mount Baker in the background. Semiahmoo is in northwest Washington state. My Aunt Helen named the painting “Morning Breaks”. Happily this painting also immediately sold 🔴 to my aunt the photographer. Thank you again ❤️

Artist Susan Feniak, acrylic on a 24″ x 24″ deep gallery canvas. SOLD


World Watercolor Month Days 24 and 25

World Watercolor Month Days 24 and 25. Another two cards created. While out for my walk yesterday I came across some honeysuckle. I couldn’t resist trying to duplicate it’s blooms and gorgeous color. The lighthouse is my imagination. Since we are in the middle of a heat wave perhaps I was dreaming of cooling ocean breezes and waves. I will NOT complain about sun and warmth. It was just a week or so ago that we were huddled under blankets trying to stay warm and dry.

Artist Susan Feniak. QoR watercolors and ink on Strathmore card stock. 4″ x 6″ My cards are “one of a kind”, hand painted original pieces. Due to higher expenses I am now asking $8 each. Plus shipping.


Summer? Bring it on!

Show Stopper 20″ x 20″ $200.00

Breakpoint 12″ x 24″ $100.00
16″ x 16″ $100.00
Tulip Glow 18″ x 24″ framed $250.00
Tropical Daze 20″ x 20″ framed $250.00
Sail Away 20″x20″ framed $225.00

It’s the first day of summer. After a wet, cold and generally crappy spring, I say bring it on. Let’s have a beautiful normal summer. Hopefully that isn’t asking too much of the powers that be.

Here are just a few of the summery paintings that I have available. All of these are acrylic on canvas. If you are interested in purchasing my art please email sfeniakart@gmail.com Remember, I have many more paintings to choose from. My art is all original, I do not make prints.


“Flat Bottom Gals”

Flat Bottom Gals

“Flat Bottom Gals” is my latest acrylic painting on a 20″ x 20″ gallery canvas. A string of boats waiting for hire. Colorful, bright and cheerful. Hard to resist. I couldn’t resist the name I gave to this painting either. It’s fun too. We can all use a bit of happy these days. Right?

This painting started as a completely different idea and morphed into this. I am glad this is how it goes. One never knows where the idea or paint brushes will go…nor where ones imagination will take them.

If you are interested in this painting please message me at sfeniakart@gmail.com I am asking $250 cdn plus shipping . It’s original and I do not make copies or prints of my art.


New old and sold…

New card
Old and going to a new home
Sold

The Daisies are a new card. Something I haven’t been making lately. The Heron or “Misty Morning”, will be heading to a new home soon. I gave it away to very good friends as a wedding gift and now it will be going to a baby’s nursery. Just waiting for when that bundle of joy arrives. The small boat painting is sold. Ergo, new old and sold….

The artist for all is me, Susan Feniak. Sometimes I don’t have time for blogging or all the social media. At the moment I am without internet. News from me will be even more sporadic. For that I will apologize.

Happy Monday! Cheers


Building Storm

Evening Stormy Sky

The sky fascinates me. I could watch it and the ocean forever. This time my imagination has tried to capture a storm building over the ocean with the sun setting behind the thunderheads. This provides a plethora of color and light effects. Not to mention the layers of cloud and reflections. This one was fun to paint. I let my imagination go and that is always enjoyable.

Although this is my imagination and original work, I was influenced to create this scene by an article in the March 2022 PleinAir Magazine. The article is about artist Lisa Grossman titled Adventures In Skywatching.

Artist Susan Feniak. Golden Artist Acrylics on a 12″ x 24″ gallery canvas. Asking $175 cdn plus shipping. If you are interested in my art please email sfeniakart@gmail.com


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. 🔴 SOLD Thank you.


Smalls

🔴 SOLD
🔴 SOLD
🔴 SOLD

Recently I have been working on smaller projects. Being able to offer up various sizes and prices is important. All are acrylic on canvas board with the exception of my sunflowers for Ukraine it’s acrylic on a 10″ x 10″ gallery canvas, painted on all sides. Prices range from $30 to $45 cdn.

Artist Susan Feniak. If you are interested in purchasing my art please email me at sfeniakart@gmail.com


Seaside Idyll

Seaside Idyll is the tentative title for my latest painting. The photos are of my process and progress for the painting. For my inspiration I used an image taken by a friend of mine. Unfortunately she can’t remember where she took the shot. I do know it was taken somewhere in the pacific north west. Possibly a view from an area around or near Vancouver BC looking towards Vancouver Island in the distance or vice-versa. Regardless I found it an interesting view. When I spotted the 12″ x 36″ canvas I knew exactly what I wanted to do with it. FYI This particular size of canvas is very difficult to get a good photo of!

Artist Susan Feniak. Golden Artist Acrylics on a 12″ x 36″ gallery canvas. Asking $250 plus shipping. If you are interested in this painting or any of my other pieces please email sfeniakart@gmail.com Thank you.