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!
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.
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!!
The annual Sicamous Art Walk has begun. This year several of my paintings will be on display at our City Hall, better know as The District Office. I do hope some of you can visit Sicamous this summer and enjoy looking at the wonderful art work hanging in the participating businesses about town.
It is finished. I am very happy with how the Caribbean colors came to life in this painting. To get depth into the shallow water surrounding the boat and to make it even look like water I tried my hand at scumbling. I used the same technique for the shadows and the shade from the palm trees too. I am sure I have tackled that before now but I didn’t have a name for it. Patience and a light touch required! I hope this painting leaves you feeling warm and sunny! Cheers, Susan
I have not had time to paint since getting home from Belize. Today my original plan was to work out in the yard. Goodness knows there is enough to do out there. But oh darn it decided to rain. So here is what I ended up working on instead. When it is finished I will take a better photo of it with all its true and truly beautiful Caribbean colors. I hope you are all having a great weekend. Cheers, Susan