I had fun painting this portrait of my friends dog, Gizmo, I used watercolour, and caran dache neocolor, although loving the neocolor I found it hard to get the detail into the picture with these pastels, I have decided they are better for the very hairy type creatures, in fact they are just perfect for extremely hairy creatures, therefore next plan, highland cow. We have quite a few out on the forest, so should not be a problem to get a photograph of one. So that shall be my plan for the weekend.

Gizmo portrait Neocolor 2 and watercolour painting

Gizmo portrait
Neocolor 2 and watercolour painting


About REcreate-RebeccaEvansCreate

My name is Rebecca Evans, living in the New Forest I have been inspired to paint the many animals often seen around me. Having ridden since Childhood, painting equines was a natural path to follow. I use a variety of media, watercolour, oil, charcoal, pastel,inks, plus a few more, infact I will try most things. Choosing the medium to work with can really change the effect of the art, and therefore the character of the animal. Sometimes it is an instant decision, sometimes it is the mood from within me which determines which medium I choose to use. I never know what might inspire me next, but if itโ€™s hairy, I will be sure to try.
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11 Responses to Gizmo

  1. This is really great!! Love your work!

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    • REcreate44 says:

      Thank you, I love your giraffes, I have only ever painted one, but they are such fascinating creatures, and if I remember very fun to paint…. Made me smile looking at the unusual markings x

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  2. Lovely. You have a wonderful style. Can’t wait to see the hairy cow!

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    • REcreate44 says:

      Thank you, I have just been looking at your work, so beautiful and delicate, something I fail to achieve as I like to use my media very hard, which can land me in problems, with loosing whites! However your post on wax resist just reminded me of a technique I have not used in ages….. Note to self, get the wax out! Thank you for that, your example is a truly great use of the technique, with a great painting for the finished result. X

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      • Well, thank YOU! I understand the strong/hard approach and mine I have to watch that I am not faint or too light makes for images that don’t translate very well from afar or have good values. So the opposite of too strong is something we need to watch for, too. Glad you like the wax resist – enjoy. Cheers!

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  3. inari says:

    What a lovely painting, beautiful work.

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  4. Where’s the “Love” button???

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  5. REcreate44 says:

    You just hit the ‘ love button’ ๐Ÿ’Ÿ thank you


  6. sevenroses says:

    absolutely stunning

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