It might be sunny, but I am painting! Abstract watercolour/ mixed media dog

Last night I started a basic dog drawing. I painted the eyes and nose, I wanted them to look as normal as possible, followed then by a variety of coloured washes over the different parts of his head. I then added this morning some random ink stencil patterns, in contrasting coloured distress inks by Tim holtz. Paint brush down, and left to dry, I went out for a lovely forest ride, for a little sunshine, and to get the dog out. Back home I finished off a few more inked patterns, and then added some shadows to give some more dimension, although I didn’t want it to look realistic, I wanted a little more depth. I am really happy with the end result, it is kind of what I had in my head, I am not sure if it should have had a background wash, or if white is ok? But I will leave it as it is for fear of ruining it.

Abstract dog watercolour/ mixed media

Abstract dog watercolour/ mixed media


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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8 Responses to It might be sunny, but I am painting! Abstract watercolour/ mixed media dog

  1. Nicola says:

    This is wonderful – I think leave it just as it is

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  2. Thank you for the advice, I think I will


  3. I like the white with the patterns and textures going on in this animal. I would leave it. It’s beautiful!

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  4. This is awesome, Rebecca! I have to say all of your abstracts do look a bit representational lol. They are wonderful though! I love the loose and free feeling because you don’t take it too far and it really is stunning!

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