What Happened? Gouache painting by Serena Fenton 8" x 8"

What Happened??

November 11, 2016

Taking a break from my ongoing circus theme, just to ponder the last few days and what happened in this election.  Days like this definitely make you think.

Circus Cat #3 - watercolor, ink and gouache 8"x8" by Serena Fenton

Circus Cat # 3

November 10, 2016

With a background color chosen for the  #colour_collective challenge, using #moroccanblue, this is my third in the circus cat series. The cat is watercolor.  I was asked on the previous cat painting how I got the fur strokes.  Those are done with a rigger (or liner) brush. There’s a bit of ink around the eyes and the nice flat […]

Spike the Circus Cat, water media 8.5" x 5.5" by Serena Fenton

Spike the Circus Cat

November 8, 2016

Nope, Spike is not happy at all about being forced into a clown hat and then forced to pose.  What a cat has to do for his dinner… This foray into circus cat painting began with watercolor, with acrylic paint used for the opaque background and highlights.

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
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
Relaxation Day - ink drawing by Serena Fenton
I Spy - acrylic painting 8"x10" by Serena Fenton

I Spy

June 17, 2016

Cats tend to assume that they are invisible, but if you look hard, you can still find them.  This painting is in acrylics.  I am intending to do some larger works on canvas and gouache just won’t work for that, so I am staring to learn to use acrylics.  Transparency is the biggest issue.  Gouache gives […]

St Catemew; watercolor by Serena Fenton
Still life Conversation - watercolor by Serena Fenton
Resolve: Serena Fenton - watercolor
Tied up in the Christmas Spirit ink drawing by Serena Fenton
snow buddies - watercolor and gouache 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
Advent surprise - day 8; ink drawing by Serena Fenton
Advent day 4 - ink and colored pencil by Serena Fenton

Advent – Day 4

December 7, 2015

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

Under the Mistletoe - ink watercolor and colored pencil by Serena Fenton
Dec 3, Advent illustration- ink drawing by Serena Fenton
Dec 2, Advent illustration- ink drawing by Serena Fenton

Advent Illustration 2

December 3, 2015

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 […]

Dec 1, Advent illustration- ink drawing by Serena Fenton

Advent Illustration 1

December 3, 2015

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!

Room with a mountain view -ink drawing by Serena Fenton
Blue Midnight, an ink drawing by Serena Fenton