Scary - ink drawing by Serena Fenton
Slurp - ink drawing with colored pencil by Serena Fenton
Old Friends - ink drawing by Serena Fenton
Cat tails - ink and watercolor by Serena Fento

Hunting for Cat Tails

October 12, 2017

Happens every year – along about mid-October, I get hungry for paint and color. Inktober is just too dark.   I caved a bit early this year. The weather has been hot and muggy outside, the remnants of a tropical storm.  It feels like July, not cool and crisp, the way I like it.  Clearly the […]

Mr Hugh Walpole, novelist - by Serena Fenton

Mr Hugh Walpole, Novelist

October 11, 2017

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 […]

The Lesson -Inktober 2017 by Serena Fenton
Dinner - Inktober 2017 by Serena Fenton

Dinner – InkTober 9

October 9, 2017

Dinner – a much anticipated treat, but also disappointing.  What’s a dog to do? Today’s #InkTober doodle for October 9,2017

My Chair! ink drawing by Serena Fenton

My Chair in InkTober

October 9, 2017

My Chair! The duel of the quiet weekend. Online line a day late and dollar short, but posted! #inktober  2017 #inktober

Ralph, a portrait - pen, brush and ink by Serena Fenton
Looking up - real and digital ink by Serena Fenton

India and Digital Ink – InkTober #5 – 2017

October 5, 2017

An Inktober ink mix: I began with zebra brush pen with waterproof ink and was going to move on to watercolor, but after I scanned it, the siren song of PhotoShop was too strong.  Color and colored pen strokes are all digital.

Poison - InkTober Day 3 by Serena Fenton

InkTober Poison

October 3, 2017

Poison apples and the evil witch for #Inktober day 3. I had a couple minutes to throw in some digital ink too. #inktober2017

Divided - Inktober Day 2 by Serena Fenton

Divided into InkTober

October 2, 2017

Today’s InkTober prompt is divided.  Since I am thinking about children’s math, that came down to just one thing.  Unfortunately that leads to fractions, which is not tomorrow’s prompt.

Swift, October 1 for InkTober2017 by Serena Fenton

Let the InkTober Begin!

October 2, 2017

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 […]

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 […]

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