If you like sunsets….have a look at these.

If you like a spectacular sunset Ixtapa Mexico is the place to partake. I grew up on the west coast of British Columbia so I know a good sunset when I see it. Just saying! ENJOY Cheers Susan


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


“Sunset on Mara”

Sunset on Mara

Sunset on Mara. This painting has a lot of meaning for me. It is emotionally charged. Firstly it is the first painting since the death of our youngest son. Secondly it is based on a photo that I took the evening after his death. I could see a bird taking flight in the cloud formation. It was a perfect evening and a spectacular sunset. A beautiful memory to have and hold. Ergo it had to be memorialized on canvas by my hands, brushes and imagination.

Artist Susan Feniak. Golden Artist Acrylics on a deep 18″ x 24″ canvas.


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


“Mara Twilight”

Mara Twilight

“Mara Twilight”. Believe it or not I have completed another painting. I am continually inspired by the views that I am fortunate enough to enjoy during the warmer months of the year. This painting is based on a photo that I took from the back of our houseboat late last summer. It had been a wet stormy day. The weather cleared as the sun set to reveal this glorious scene. I hope you like my second painting of Mara Lake completed so far this year. Okay second painting of Mara Lake in a week.

Artist Susan Feniak. Golden Artist Acrylics on a 20″ x 24″ gallery canvas. Asking $300. If you are interested in my art please email sfeniakart@gmail.com Thank you. Remember my art is original, I do not make prints.


World Watercolor Month 2020 Day 27

Shine

World Watercolor Month Day 27 prompt “Shine”. I don’t think this sweet little girl and dog admiring the view need any extra explaining. Other than maybe that I created the painting using QoR watercolors and Pixma Micron ink on Strathmore card stock. The artist is me, Susan Feniak. To learn more about World Watercolor Month please visit worldwatercolormonth.com While there check out the shop and get yourself some World Watercolor Month swag. I hope mine arrives soon. #susanseasel #WorldWatercolorMonth susanfeniakart.com worldwatercolormonth.com

To contact Susan about her art please email sfeniakart@gmail.com Spam and scam emails will be deleted. Please don’t waste my time and yours.


“Beauty of Friendship”

Beauty of Friendship

The beauty of friendship is endless. Good friends are sometimes hard to come by. I have been fortunate to have very good friends in my life. Long time and new they accept me for who I am.

Artist Susan Feniak. QoR watercolors and Pixma Micron ink on 11″ x 14″ Fabriano paper.

To contact Susan please email sfeniakart@gmail.com


On hiatus

Litibu sunset
San Pancho beach
Sayulita
Punta de Mita sunset

I prefer sandy beaches and sunshine to a snowy and cold Canadian winter. Ergo I am on hiatus in Mexico and away from blogging. Maybe by the time I return to my Canadian home it will be sunnier and warmer. Here’s hoping. In the meantime I am sharing some photos. Enjoy.


Contemplation

Contemplation. If you don’t know me or my art you won’t know I rarely paint people. In fact I can’t remember the last time I tackled a selfie let lone another person. In my world that makes this painting special. The sunset adds to the contemplative moment I tried to capture here. Artist Susan Feniak. Koi watercolour on 8″×10″ Fabriano paper.

To contact me sfeniakart@gmail.com