“Dad’s Favourite”, my latest painting is drying on my easel. A little known fact is that I grew hollyhocks in my garden for years just for my Dad. He told me once that they were his favourite flower and that they reminded him of his grandmother and her garden. So here is my tribute to Dad’s favourite flower, the hollyhock. I no longer have a garden to plant the seeds that grow into these lovely old fashioned garden standards, but, I can certainly paint them.
There are several photos of my start to my finished painting. Enjoy.
Artist Susan Feniak. Golden Artist Acrylics on a 12″ x 24″ deep gallery canvas, painted on all sides. Asking $200 cdn plus shipping. Please message me at email@example.com if you are interested in this painting or any of my other work.
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 firstname.lastname@example.org
This is Rory. He is a handsome young highlander. Don’t you think? I have painted highlanders before, Hamish and Fiona to name two. But those were always watercolor creations. Rory is acrylic on an 11″ x 14″ canvas board. He is another painting in my attempt to build my inventory of smaller works.
Artist Susan Feniak. Golden Artist Acrylics on a 11″ x 14″ canvas board. Rory is $45 cdn plus shipping. He is not framed for easier shipping. If you are interested in this painting please email email@example.com
“My oh my!” My Iris painting is finished. It was a challenge with a few revisions and many hours spent at my easel. The reward? Well the painting itself of course and before I could finish it, it sold! Its always so reassuring to have someone love your creation enough to hang it in their personal space. See me smile? Thank you to the purchaser. I know “My oh my!” is going to a very good home.
Artist Susan Feniak. Golden Artist Acrylics on a 20″ x 20″ gallery canvas. Because it has sold I can now buy more art supplies to do more art.
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.
Work or play? My newest in progress painting is on the easel. I am having fun playing with the light on the water and in the sky. As a rule, after the ground or base coat, I start from the furthest point away, usually the sky, and work my way forward. Right or wrong? I don’t know, it’s just how I’ve always done it. My imagination is working overtime on this one. This is also one of the biggest paintings I have done.
Artist Susan Feniak. Golden Artist Acrylics on a 24″ x 30″ gallery canvas.
Finished! “Perky in Purple”. Although I started this painting in 2021, I consider it my first painting of 2022. Artist Susan Feniak. Photo reference credit to my very talented Aunt, photographer, Helen Worley. Golden Artist Colors on a 16″ x 16″ gallery canvas.
This painting is available. Asking $150 Cdn plus shipping. Please contact Susan at firstname.lastname@example.org
As we start a new year I would like to take a moment to thank everyone that supported me in my artistic endeavors during 2021. A special thank you to my peers. Becoming an active member of The Federation of Canadian Artists was the highlight of my year.
I am looking forward to 2022, optimistically and positively. Since I am now officially retired I will now have more time for art, blogging and social media. Look out!
Happy New Year! My very best wishes to you for a healthy, happy and creative 2022. Cheers Susan Feniak
These are the ten paintings that I submitted to the Federation of Canadian Artists to achieve my “Active Member” status. All of them are acrylic on canvas. Various sizes. They are all original either from my imagination or from a memory. Sometimes I use a photo that I have taken for inspiration. Regardless a jury of my peers thought at least six or more of the ten (six being the minimum) were good enough to be juried into any art show hosted by the FCA in Canada. I am thrilled to have accomplished this feat as it has been a personal goal of mine for some time.
I am proud to announce that I achieved my Active Status in the prestigious Federation of Canadian Artists. I submitted 10 of my most recent paintings to the Federation (FCA) to be juried by my peers. This was my fourth or fifth attempt and at last success! I feel honored. I will continue to practice and to learn. Most of all I will continue to enjoy creating. Art is essential!