Looking at You - gouache painting by Serena Fenton

Here’s Looking at You, Kid

June 9, 2016

Bluebird fantasy landscape.  This is what happens when you watch your bird feeders for too long..  The birds are no longer worried about me.  They just watch right back.

Groundcover - gouache painting by Serena Fenton

Charleston Groundcover

June 6, 2016

In the spring, it seems that everything in Charleston, South Carolina is in bloom.  The magnolia and jasmine make the air sultry sweet.  Color is bursting our everywhere.  This painting was inspired by a tiny patch of garden that was past its prime – there’s a tulip stem, but no flower.  Yet it was a splash […]

The Arrangement - gouache painting by Serena Fenton

Floral Arrangement

June 3, 2016

This was done a couple weeks ago and was one of my first experiments in using gouache on a toned drawing paper instead of white watercolor paper.  The smoothness of the page is great for gouache.  Since this was just after Mother’s Day (and I have a sweet family), a fanciful bouquet was the perfect […]

Butterfly - gouache painting by Serena Fenton
Bluebird - gouache painting by Serena Fenton

Bluebirds

May 27, 2016

For the second year in a row, we have bluebirds nesting in a house attached to the outside of our screened deck.  They are great birds to watch, particularly the way their color changes in the sunlight.

Dandelions - gouache painting by Serena Fenton

Dandelions

May 23, 2016

Dandelions can be weeds or gorgeous, amazing flowers.  Your viewpoint depends mostly on how your lawn.  My lawn is so shady that even dandelions don’t stand a chance.  I’ve grown over the years to have a deep affection for them. Gouache painting: 8″ x 8″

Kingfisher - gouache painting by Serena Fenton

Kingfisher in the Rain

May 20, 2016

Well, it’s not actually raining in the painting, but it has been raining here for 5 days straight, which is odd since I am neither in Seattle nor London.  The good news is that I have gotten a lot of painting done while being stuck inside.  This is the first of a series of 8″ x […]

Butterflies and Beetles - watercolor by Serena Fenton
Night Heron - watercolor and gouache by Serena Fenton
Kingfisher - watercolor and gouache painting by Serena Fenton
Tropical Fantasy - watercolor and gouache painting by Serena Fenton

Tropical Fantasy

March 21, 2016

Life just gets busy.  I have been working on a new series of paintings this past month.  All of them are watercolor birds with gouache patterned backgrounds. Gouache is not the easiest medium to take up.  Trying to blend gouache tends to give chalky, stiff messes.  But I am finding that I am enjoying creating bold […]

Butterfly Collection - watercolor by Serena Fenton
Blue Jay - watercolor by Serena Fenton

Blue Jay

February 8, 2016

The blue jay (Cyanocitta cristata) is a passerine bird in the family Corvidae, native to North America – there are lots in my yard in the winter

Butterflies in watercolor and gouache by Serena Fenton
Gladys - watercolor by Serena Fenton

Good Chicken

February 4, 2016

Gladys is a good chicken

Wild life with woodpecker - watercolor by Serena Fenton

Birding

February 3, 2016

Wild life with woodpecker  

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

Viridian and Butterflies - gouache painting by Serena Fenton

Viridian Gouache

January 29, 2016

A gouache painting in the color Viridian for #colour_collective (For those wondering, gouache is fancy poster pain t.) High $$, fancy poster paint

St Catemew; watercolor by Serena Fenton
Still life Conversation - watercolor by Serena Fenton
Western Bluebird; watercolor by Serena Fenton
Pondering Alternatives: watercolor by Serena Fenton
Resolve: Serena Fenton - watercolor
snow buddies - watercolor and gouache by Serena Fenton
Under the Mistletoe - ink watercolor and colored pencil by Serena Fenton