Not Happy About This

Holidays are over. The family has all gone home. Tomorrow is the last Caturday of the year. Mr Prince is not happy about his party hat.

Last Caturday 2106 -watercolor and gouache 8" x 8" by Serena Fenton
Last Caturday 2106 -watercolor and gouache 8″ x 8″

After Thanksgiving Comes Santa Cat

Santa Cat came to visit today as I was trying to get back into the swing of things after Thanksgiving.  watercolor and gouache.

And time spent wondering why gouache turns so muddy when blending ‘primaries’.  Could be a sure sign that my ‘starter’ kit was just that: a starter.  I should probably toss the remainder and upgrade to a full set of the luscious paints by M Graham  Wonder if Santa Cat might drop something beneath the tree?  Hmmmmm

Santa Cat #1 - watercolor and gouache by Serena Fenton
Santa Cat #1 – watercolor and gouache

Jumping Jack Russell

Fall is here.  The weather is gorgeous and it is a great time to get outside with the dogs.  Below is a quick pen and watercolor sketch of a jack russell terrier.

Jumping jack russell - ink and watercolor by Serena Fenton 5.5" x8.5"
Jumping jack russell – ink and watercolor 5.5″ x8.5″

Giddyup, Kitty!

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

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.

Advent – Day 10

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

Skating party - ink drawing by Serena Fenton
Skating party – ink drawing

Advent – Day 8

The holiday season sneaks up and there is always something a little unexpected going on.

Advent surprise - day 8; ink drawing by Serena Fenton
Advent surprise – day 8; ink drawing

Advent – Day 4

True confessions: I began this on Dec 2, but didn’t complete it until last night. The 4s on the wallpaper are for Advent – Day 4

Advent day 4 - ink and colored pencil by Serena Fenton
Advent day 4 – ink and colored pencil

Advent Illustration 2

Jury duty involves quite a bit of sitting around in absolutely boring rooms.  Not so good for scanning images, but great for sitting and inking.  Also pretty good for learning American dialects.  It was a drug abuse trial.  Hours spent hearing ‘payinn’ and ‘peeill’.  Translation: ‘pain’ and ‘pill’.
This is the second day of twitter’s #illo_advent challenge

Dec 2, Advent illustration- ink drawing by Serena Fenton
Dec 2, Advent illustration- ink drawing

Advent Illustration 1

Another seasonal art challenge (advent illustrations), open to everyone:‪#‎illo_advent‬ on Twitter.
Have a look – lots of amazing illustrations. 2 days of jury duty gave me a late start, but I have joined here at last!

Dec 1, Advent illustration- ink drawing by Serena Fenton
Dec 1, Advent illustration- ink drawing