Get Fuzzing - water media - 7" x 10" by Serena Fenton
Hair - pastel drawing 4.5" x 6" by Serena Fenton

Hair!

August 7, 2017

Hair! My first Illustration Friday entry. Illustration Friday is an online artist community where anyone can enter and share their work.  There is a weekly theme and the responses regularly tally in the hundreds, perhaps thousands.  There is a current week’s topic (announced every Friday).  Artists then make an illustration based on the current topic. […]

Eat Cake - mixed media 9"x 12" by Serena Fenton

Gimme That Cake!

July 24, 2017

Breaking away from the experimental book format, I have stepped up slightly to 140 pound cold-press watercolor paper with collage, acrylic paint, colored pencils and neocolor crayons. The cake just snuck in there.  Probably too much Wayne Thiebauld in my youth.  Besides, as we all know. everything goes better with cake.

Unbroken - ink and watercolor - 9" x12" by Serena Fenton

Happy Days!

May 9, 2017

Feeling like a witness to a post-broken-wrist miracle: I am holding a pencil and brush again and making some art! The lines have a good bit more wiggle than they used to, and paint strokes are not as strong.- but I am holding implements of creation in my right hand!  Hallelujah!

left-handed dog doodles

broken wrist blues

April 17, 2017

Just about 2 weeks ago I took a tumble in a parking lot and smashed my wrist. It was an impressive crashing and smashing.  After some surgeries  I now have a bionic wrist, a wrist brace,  a fair amount of pain and swelling, and an outright impatience to get back to painting..          But […]

Meadowlark - pencil drawing with model by Serena Fenton

Meadowlark Drawing

October 25, 2016

For the final day of the bird drawing class, we were lucky enough to have access to mounted birds from the North Carolina Museum of Natural Sciences.

Bird foot studies in pencil by Serena Fenton

Bird Feet

October 21, 2016

Another from my class series in obsessive bird drawing.  This time – how to draw bird feet.  Learned many things: The number of toes per foot are not constant from species to species The scales on the feet, particularly those of raptors, help to hold the prey There skin on the bottom and the top […]

Teal wing, pencil on paper by Serena Fenton

New Found Humility

October 20, 2016

For the past few weeks, I have been taking a bird drawing class at our local botanical Gardens.  I have never taken a botanical class before.  Back when I got my degree in art ed, the focus was on abstract.  Being figurative was regarded as a sure sign of  repressed creativity.  I recall one painting professor who […]

Giddyup - ink drawing by Serena Fenton 3" x 8"

Giddyup, Kitty!

October 6, 2016

It’s a late start to #inktober this year. I did a bit of playing with vectorizing the image, which lets me play with the line quality on the computer! It’s also the only time that I’ve used Adobe Illustrator and not wanted to slap the computer.

Wakeup with Cat - ink 5" x 8" by Serena Fenton
Toasted Marshmallow Day - ink 8"x 8" by Serena Fenton
Just Doodling - ink, colored ink and colored pencil - 5.5" x 8" by Serena Fenton
Ride the Wind Day - ink and watercolor 8" x 8" by Serena Fenton
Potato Day - ink drawing by Serena Fenton 8" x 8"

National Potato Day – August 19

August 19, 2016

Happy National Potato Day – and beware! You may be keeping an eye out for those oversize zucchinis in this hot weather, but those potatoes can sneak right up on you.

Relaxation Day - ink drawing by Serena Fenton
August 13 - National Bowling Day! pen and ink 9"x 9" by Serena Fenton
Bee Study - gouache and ink by Serena Fenton

Bees

June 30, 2016

Gouache and ink.  This is a study looking at a couple of the different types and shapes of bees and bumblebees.

Butterfly studies - colored pencil and gouache by Serena Fenton

Butterflies and a Couple of Other Things

February 2, 2016

Butterfly studies in gouache and colored pencil

Still Life with Pug - sketchbook page by Serena Fenton
winter- ink drawing by Serena Fenton
Goodbye 2015 - Pencil sketch by Serena Fenton
Tied up in the Christmas Spirit ink drawing by Serena Fenton
Dreams of Sugarfish Danced - ink drawing by Serena Fenton
Skating party - ink drawing by Serena Fenton

Advent – Day 10

December 10, 2015

The idea of a tiny Victorian Christmas village can be either totally charming – a bit unsettling,depending on the scale of the viewer.

Curious Christmas Cat - ink drawing by Serena Fenton