In Progress

original art by Susan Feniak   Okay so here it is in progress.  There were enough requests to see my lastest sketch, “Long Beach BC” ,on a bigger canvas that I decided to go for it.  This is my first sea scape of any size.  The original sketch was my first sea scape period.  As you know I usually stick to our very own Shuswap Lake.  I will post the final product when I am done.  Hope you like it.  Better yet please feel free to let me know how I am doing!  Cheers, Susan Feniak


Long Beach BC

original art by Susan Feniak  Holdbein Water Color on Canson Mix Media 7” x 10” paper

A quick sketch today.  I managed to produce this one in about one hours time.  Recently my Brother, Sister and Mother took a trip to Long Beach on Vancouver Island.  A life long dream of my Sister’s fulfilled.  While there she took many photo’s and video’s which she has since shared with me.  Of course I was immediately inspired.  In my quest to practice more with water colors I bought myself a nice new set of Holbein Water Colors.  What do you think?  Have they helped me?

Thinking of my Sister this day.  Enjoy! Susan Feniak


Lazy DL

Original art by Susan Feniak  framed acrylic on small canvas and a sketch in water color based on a photo.

Recently we were invited to a party that celebrated a couples joint 60th Birthday, 40th Wedding Anniversary and their retirement.  Since it is impossible to find a greeting card that includes all those celebrations in one I decided to make them a card.  We go boating together so I felt the perfect subject would be a painting of their boat “Lazy D L”.  I only had a small photo to go by so the magnifying glass had to be brought out. Then what started as a card ended up as a 4” x 6” small painting on canvas that I then framed and wrapped up for them.  I do hope they like it.  We certainly enjoyed the party!



A Favoured Pastime

original art by Susan Feniak acrylic on 12” x 12” box canvas

As a child I loved to spend hours on a swing.  Day dreamer that I was!  To this day I consider flying threw the air on a swing, “A Favoured Pastime”.  In my world this scene is idyllic.


A Wee Sketch

original art by Susan Feniak  Meet “Doink”  Another of the Killdeer chicks.  I promise to get serious soon and change things up but in the meantime I am having fun with the chicks!!


The Gang Is All Here

Original art by Susan Feniak  acrylic on 12”x 24” box canvas

Well the gang was all here!  I see Frisk has decided to run away.  It is hard to corral a gaggle of Killdeer chicks.  Or so it would seem.  Sproink, Doink, Fuzzle and Goink are still here.

It was another rainy day and another chance for me to play.  Oh happy day!

Hope this one brings a smile to your face!  It has mine.  Cheers, Susan Feniak


Rainy Day Musings

Original art by Susan Feniak  It was a two painting day!  Being unable to get motivated and work in my office I decided to spend a quiet day with my art supplies.  I played with my water colors, water color pencils and archival ink.  Since I am lucky enough to have several sketch books I was able to work on one sketch while the other one dried.   The first painting is of the field at the end of our street.  I admit to using some artist discretion and added a barn and path where there was neither.  It is a rather neglected weedy field.  Every year someone bales it and then leaves the bales to moulder away until next years crop.  I am certain the bales are homes to many a furry creature come winter!

The second painting of the day is another of my Killdeer chicks that I have grown rather fond of painting!  May I introduce you to “Goink”.  He is a rather long legged wee chap.  If you were to ask me I would also say irresistible!

I could not have spent my quiet rainy day in a better way!  How about you?

Cheers, Susan Feniak




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