True Love - ink drawing with colored pencil by Serena Fenton
Cat tails - ink and watercolor by Serena Fento

Hunting for Cat Tails

October 12, 2017

Happens every year – along about mid-October, I get hungry for paint and color. Inktober is just too dark.   I caved a bit early this year. The weather has been hot and muggy outside, the remnants of a tropical storm.  It feels like July, not cool and crisp, the way I like it.  Clearly the […]

Dog Night 6" x 9" watercolor by Serena Fenton

The Pain & the Glory of Grant Writing

September 21, 2017

I have just submitted my first grant request.  It is for funds to attend the Society of Children’s Book Writers and Illustrators (SCWBI)  winter conference in NY. I’ve been dreaming of going to the conference for a few years.  Awhile back I began to look at the costs to get there and realized that it […]

Relaxation Day - ink drawing by Serena Fenton

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.  

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.

Fox on the Run; ink and colored pencil by Serena Fenton

Fox on the Run

November 7, 2015

After InkTober, it feels good to be moving back into color.

New View - ink and colored pencil by Serena Fenton

New View

November 1, 2015

November needs a new view – ink and colored pencil. Goodbye #InkTober, it’s been fun.

Gnome in the Path - ink drawing by Serena Fenton
Leapfrog - ink drawing by Serena Fenton
Stroll by the Sea - Ink Drawing by Serena Fenton
Bell Tower and Resident - watercolor by Serena Fenton
Summer reflections - ink drawing by Serena Fenton
Montana in August - watercolor by Serena Fenton
Mt Rainier and Lavender - watercolor by Serena Fenton
Summer Scenes - watercolor by Serena Fenton
backyard camping - ink drawing by Serena Fenton

Backyard Camping

August 4, 2015

I’m been having summer adventures all over the map this year, but nothing really can beat the adventure of a backyard campout.

It's Not Kansas Anymore - ink drawing by Serena Fenton
Cat Drawing - ink sketch by Serena Fenton
Rogues Gallery Landscape - watercolor and ink by Serena Fenton

Rogue’s Gallery Landscape

June 3, 2015

And today we have the bottom third of Rogues Gallery Landscape, Still checking my empty stockings for that wide-format scanner.

Nature walk; children's watercolor illustration by Serena Fenton
Home on the Range - ink drawing by Serena Fenton
Plantscape - ink drawing by Serena Fenton

Topiary madness

May 28, 2015

If you have never been to the Ladew Topiary Gardens, north of Baltimore, take a trip.  Take your lunch.  Take your sketchpad.  This was done from memory and inspiration.

Alberta - ink drawing by Serena Fenton
Like Moths - mixed media by Serena Fenton