Missing “Lifeline”

original art by Susan Feniak  acrylic on 12” x 16” box canvas

It is only October and all ready I am missing our beautiful “Lifeline”.  Since today was rather an inclement day I decided to spend time at my easel.  Subject matter and inspiration were the question of the day.  Of course the first thing that came to mind were our lazy sun filled days spent on board our cruiser “Lifeline”.   So here she is anchored at Hermits Bay on Shuswap Lake.  We will have to wait months for our next adventure.  In the meantime I have paintings, photos, and wonderful memories to help me threw the winter months ahead.

Cheers, Susan Feniak


Long Beach Breakers

original art by Susan Feniak   Golden brand acrylics on 16” x 18” box canvas.  Here it is!  Finished!  I got into the zone for this one.  A dreary day is the best kind of day to spend at ones easel and escape.  And escape I did.  So much so I can almost hear the ocean and the cry of the gulls.  Here is hoping you enjoy this one as much as I loved painting it.  Now where do I hang it?

Cheers Susan Feniak


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!!



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