World Watercolor Month 2020 Day 5

World Watercolor Month Day 5 the prompt “Favorite color “. No need to say more. I used QoR Watercolors, water color pencil, salt and ink. The splattering was just added fun for me. To learn more about World Watercolor Month go to worldwatercolormonth.com Happy painting and happy Sunday.

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#NatureDoodlewash Cute and Fuzzy

June 28th  Since we are still in Scotland we will go for a nature walk in the Highlands today.  Here we will come across the most common of sights, sheep.  They are everywhere, its their grass, their hills and even their road.  These two were only slightly curious of our approach so apparently people are common here too.

#NatureDoodlewash  original art by Susan Feniak  Holbein Artists’ Water Color,  Staedtler Water Color Pencils on Canson Mix Media 7” x 10” paper

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#NatureDoodlewash Sand Dollar

June 15  Today we will go for another walk along the sea shore.  No we are not going to the Caribbean today.  Instead we are going to a beach on the west coast of British Columbia.  There is lots to see here too.  Natures beauty abounds.  Perchance we will come across a sand dollar.  A sand dollar is a burrowing form of a flat sea urchin.  Did you know if you find one they are good luck?  Today we have come across one that has washed up along the shore and has turned white.  A live sand dollar will be darker, brownish black or purple.  So we can pick this one up and take it home.  A lovely memory from our walk today.

#NatureDoodlewash  on Strathmore Water Color 8.5” x 5.5” paper with Staedtler Watercolour Pencils, Elegant writer and Holbein Artists’ Water Color.  Original art By Susan Feniak

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Draw A Bird Day

Its the 8th day of the month and time for Draw A Bird Day.  So soon?  Seems like I just did this.  This month I have drawn a male pine grosbeak.  I look forward to seeing all the other bird portraits!

original art by Susan Feniak  water color pencils, acrylic, ink, on paper.

When I joined into Draw A Bird Day it was being hosted by Laura over at https://createarteveryday.com/  Thank you for including me Laura.

Nina and Kerfe at https://methodtwomadness.wordpress.com/ are the hosts now.  Thank you to them.

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Freckled Poinsettia

original art by Susan Feniak  water colour pencil, elegant writer, and water colours on paper.  A quick sketch inspired by a very different poinsettia plant given to me by a friend.  Could not resist the temptation to put it on paper.  Cheers, Susan

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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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Even More Fun!

Well what do you know, I had more fun and made more time to do another quick sketch today!  Lucky me or is that lucky you?  The Pond Iris are in full bloom in my pond at the moment.  How appropriate!   “Pond Iris”  original art by Susan Feniak  Staedtler Watercolour Pencils on Opus Essentials Sketchbook 8.5”x 11” paper.  Enjoy!

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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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Prizes to paintings

Today my Sister came for a visit.  She gave me an awesome prize!  A set of Staedtler Watercolour Pencils!!  Although I was sorry to see her leave I couldn’t wait to start playing with the new pencils.  So here you are Kathy, the first of many paintings rendered with my new watercolour pencils.  Thank you very much.

The reference photo is one I took of my own magnolia tree this spring.  Staedtler Watercolour Pencils on Canson Mix Media 7”x10” paper.  Perhaps now I can venture onto bigger paper.

And, thank you Kathy for the much needed laughter!!

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