Red Cardinal

A quick sketch by Susan Feniak .  Derwent Water Color Pencils, Holbein Water Colors, Pigma Ink on Opus Essential Sketch Book paper.

These chilly days of November give me a few more hours to spend drawing and experimenting with my water colors.  This time I played with splattering the paint.  It is rather fun.  I hope you like my Red Cardinal in the snow.

Cheers, Susan Feniak

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Variegated Holly

A quick sketch by Susan Feniak.  Derwent water color pencils and Pigma ink on Opus Essential Sketch Book  A favourite time of year is on the way so my thoughts are starting to turn to all things Christmas.  To me Christmas time is the one high point of winter.  Crisp, cool, sun filled days are few and far between so they are very much enjoyed as well.  Today is such a day.  I will be sure to go for a walk and point my sun starved face toward the orb in the sky!

Cheers, Susan Feniak

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A Busy Highland Tarmac

Original Quick Sketch By Susan Feniak  Hobein Water Colors, Pigma Pens on Cranson Mix Media Paper.

Its been awhile since I last visited the Highlands of Scotland but I do remember the sheep lining the roads.  They would sedately munch beside the tarmac and watch the few vehicles roll on by.  We as tourists had to snap a few photos before moving along.  Perhaps all the rain here today reminded me of my ancestral home.  I have nothing but fond memories of Scotland and my times spent there.  I will gladly visit again one day.  Hope you enjoy my quick sketch of some fun memories.

Cheers, Susan Feniak

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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. Because this is a painting of our boat it is not available for sale.

Cheers, Susan Feniak

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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 This painting is for sale at $175 plus shipping and handling

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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

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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

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