Beauty beneath…..using up a watercolour background wash

I have quite a collection of watercolour washes, where I have just played with colour and textures. This painting was a very subtle wash, so a little easier than most to try to paint something on top that was not planned originally, I decided on a dolphin, with very little detail, the salt effect on the wash, was very waterlike, and I also added salt to a very watery dolphin, ( I used a lot of water with the paint). I had planned on painting in some more detail, but good old dad said NO! Leave it as is, so I have.

a good use of old practice washes I think.

Watercolour dolphin, 'beauty beneath'

Watercolour dolphin, ‘beauty beneath’


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 it’s hairy, I will be sure to try.
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3 Responses to Beauty beneath…..using up a watercolour background wash

  1. …it is very effective and indeed is ‘very waterlike’, so suiting of the subject.


  2. I agree with Lance. This is quite lovely!


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