Belize Skiff

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


On the easel

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


Home again

Back from my hiatus and am looking forward to seeing what you have all been up to.  When I find the time of course.  Here are two photos I took while away.  The first one is a typical boat at Caye Caulker Belize.  Oh that beautiful Caribbean. I feel a painting coming on!!  And the second is of the Golden Gate Bridge in San Francisco.  I couldn’t resist the angle or the light.  Cheers, Susan




I will be on hiatus for awhile but I look forward to seeing all your lovely works of art and images when I return from a wee break away from blogging and facebook activities.  I haven’t had time to paint anything lately anyway!! Cheers, Susan :)


original art by Susan Feniak  acrylic on 12”x12” box canvas

This year I am determined to embrace the beauty of winter.  Which is a stretch for me.  I am trying to see snow as a thing of wonder, noting details, patterns, colors and trying to find it not so dismal.  Not something cold and wet that I have to wade through and shovel.  Perhaps something that I can smile about.  I am trying!!  Hope you enjoy “Winterlude”!  Cheers Susan Feniak


“A Summer Storm”

original art by Susan Feniak  acrylic on 12”x16” box canvas

A reminder that neither our lake or all our boating experiences are calm, peaceful and relaxing.  Our lovely Shuswap Lake can turn on you in a heart beat.  Every summer we ride out several of these storms.  Last summer there were some dandy blows!  We have witnessed the wind change direction at least six times in under an hour.  The waves can come crashing in from any direction on top of one another.  Daunting.  The channel marker is obliterated by the storm breakers and spray.  Lightening, thunder everything can be thrown at us lowly boaters.   Sheets of rain or even hail can pound down. Visibility is nil, zero, nadda.  It all leaves one wondering what’s coming next?  Fortunately storms on the Shuswap are short lived.  Soon the adrenalin rush has passed leaving in its wake another Shuswap boating experience to share and talk about for days to come.  Of course one never has time to grab a camera when they are bouncing around on a dock or boat or watching safely from shore so this painting is from memory.   Hope you enjoy the experience!! Cheers Susan


Given to a good home!

004_thumb.jpg “Doink” the Killdeer chick was matted, framed and given away as a birthday present. Since the recipient was one of the couple who encouraged me to paint Killdeer chicks in the first place I thought she should have at least one of them. I do know Doink has gone to an appreciative home. Cheers, Susan


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