Cats and Roses; 10" x 12" gouache on paper by Serena Fenton
Buzz- watercolor 8" x 8" by Serena Fenton
Excavation - acrylic on watercolor paper 12" x 12" by Serena Fenton

Excavations

July 5, 2016

Working in the garden lets me consider what all is going on underground. This is a quick reflection on the unseen.  Acrylic on watercolor paper.

African Violets

June 27, 2016

I have been using watercolor paper as the background for this series of acrylic paintings.  The paper has a nicely smooth texture for the paint that makes slide onto the paper.  I can then build up lots of color as a glaze layers.  

Hollyhocks - acrylic painting 12" x 12" by Serena Fenton

Hollyhocks

June 23, 2016

Summer in the South is an almost tropical experience.  Everything grows and grows and grows.  I used to be completely lost in the colors of the flowers, but now I find myself becoming intrigued by the patterns of the foliage. This painting experiments with both.

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 […]

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″

Swallowtail on Cosmos - watercolor by Serena Fenton
Mt Rainier and Lavender - watercolor by Serena Fenton
Summer Scenes - watercolor by Serena Fenton
Bug love - ink drawing by Serena Fenton
Bug chat in the garden - ink drawing by Serena Fenton

Bug Chat

May 31, 2015

Procrastination: I mean to work on my Polar Bear drawing for #pinchpunchpost – but instead I am drawing bug chats in the garden.It’s too hot to think polar!

Bird dreams - acrylic painting by Serena Fenton

An Experiment in Acrylics

May 22, 2015

An experiment in acrylics, trying to paint larger, work looser, have flatter imagery.  I am not totally comfortable with the end result, but it did get a number of retweets on Twitter.  And it was pretty fun to paint.