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

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