Watercolour ‘no name brown cow’ painting until midnight

I have been meaning to try out a cow in watercolour, but these hares and horses I am so keen on painting keep taking priority, or is it I just kept putting the cow off for fear of failure? Well with the heavy rain over the weekend I started my cow, putting some suggestions of paint, a few outline marks, oh and the light background wash. I left to dry, and like all my other paintings left it in eye shot so I could decide where to go next, with colour etc, and how much detail. Hindered slightly by my daughter laughing at it in its early stages, suggesting it looked more like a giraffe? That cows don’t have ears that large, and that if I added those little horn like things, I was pretty much painting a wild beast from Africa, huh!! So I left it and continued with my other painting on the go ( American Saddlebred which is now finished see previous post) .

So it’s Monday evening, I need to be up early for our county show ( new forest) tired from a days work, but I need to prove my challenger wrong, so out come the paint, four hours later, and at midnight she is done. I think a lot more cow like than giraffe, I will see if I pass the test in the morning when I see her reaction? I don’t think the nose is quite right, but the problem with watercolour is there is no altering it, as I can with oil and acrylic, and I have a tendancy to overwork everything in all mediums, this was heading in that direction, so I STOPPED, here she is, the no name brown cow.

'No name brown cow'  Watercolour

‘No name brown cow’


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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5 Responses to Watercolour ‘no name brown cow’ painting until midnight

  1. How now, brown cow? LOVE xo

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  2. Tori says:

    Love it, not even a hint of giraffe 😊

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  3. jamestooltip says:

    I love it! It’s easy to forget how magnificent creatures cows are 🙂

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