Mr Hugh Walpole, Novelist

Mr Hugh Walpole, novelist - by Serena Fenton

I have an unnatural fascination with old and odd information.  Because of this, I also own more an a couple of sets of really old reference books.  If you have never tried to reference information from an old encyclopedia, then you probably have never realized that these books often were just accumulations and layers of […]

Let the InkTober Begin!

Swift, October 1 for InkTober2017 by Serena Fenton

Late last night I barely made the October 1 deadline for the first day of InkTober.  I’m glad it’s back. There’s nothing like a deadline to inspire activity. My drawing for October 1. Rule for InkTober are simple- see below: And the official daily prompts, but you can draw / submit anything that flows out […]

Published for Banned Books Week

The Rabbit's Wedding 5" x 7" watercolor and watercolor pencils by Serena Fenton

Published as a trading card for Banned Books Week at the Chapel Hill Library. If you’re in town, come join the opening Friday, Sept 22 7-8pm I depicted the Rabbit’s Wedding by Garth Williams. In 1958, it was banned for promoting interracial marriage. Official library invite:” Banned Books Trading Card Project http://chapelhillpubliclibrary.org/…/banned-books-trading-…/ and they will all […]

More Motion

Soccer Score - 6" x 8" watercolor and ink by Serena Fenton

More motion in everything.  I have launched my illustration focused instagram feed: https://www.instagram.com/serena.fenton.art/ I can only say that it was painful to get art from my computer onto a platform that is dedicated to mobile apps. Now that it’s there, I have linked up my fave illustrators and children’s book publishers – and wow! It is […]

Welcome!

Welcome! - ink and watermedia 9" x 12" by Serena Fenton

Getting into the groove of drawing groups of children, I tried my hand at a Welcome Back illustration. The original was done in watercolor with watercolor pencils and ink.  Then the scanned version was touched up in PhotoShop.  I am loving my digital tablet!

National Dog Day 2017

National Dog Day 2017 - digital ink and digital water color by Serena Fenton

Today is national dog day.  How did I not figure that out until 5 pm?? Oh wait, I know.  I bought a new graphics tablet and have been working to get it to behave with WIndows 10. (Ahem – Wacom – not all artists use Macs).  I finally won, but it involved doing a lot […]