‘Pounce’ watercolour fox cub

It is freezing outside today, I mucked out the three ponies whilst not feeling my hands, rode in the school ( free of ice, and warmer than the forest) for 3/4 of schooling, then gave up when I realised I couldn’t feel my toes! After getting home and warming with a cuppa, I decided to finish this fox cub, I pretty much completed him last night, but wanted to add the odd bit today when it was completely dry.now I am off to equi Pilates , back in the cold to bring the ponies in for the night, before home to the warm, for some more painting, self therapy! Hope you all have a great weekend.

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‘Pounce’ watercolour fox cub

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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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10 Responses to ‘Pounce’ watercolour fox cub

  1. j2015hall says:

    Beautiful painting. In the distance one time, I saw a red fox in a weedy field pouncing like that on something.

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    • Thank you, the young Cubs love to pounce, for little mice, it’s like a game, all in the preparation for adulthood. Reminds me of kittens and puppies at play. We used to have a photographer living here in the new forest called Eric Ashby, he wrote many books, and did work for the bbc, he had some rescue pet foxes, until he passed away. I was lucky to have visited him, and have some great photos of the memory ( had one of his fox Sheba on my back, but lost it).

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  2. I love your little fox, Rebecca! I was thinking of doing a fox face soon-ish’. Great minds! Would love to be able to paint animals in watercolor the way you do. :)))

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    • Thank you Laura, they are a joy to paint, I think this is the fourth I have done, and I really have enjoyed each. Such cute things, unless killing the ducks and chickens…..but my feeling is, they have to eat! Oops controversial I know, for some people that hate them. You should go for it and paint one, and for the record, your work is fantastic ,now well worthy of anyone’s wall, you are already able to paint great animals….ps I don’t use my watercolour traditional way, if there is a right way? After the base wash, under painting, I wait for it to dry, and then use the paint only slightly wet, from the tube, and use very much like coloured pencils, to get the tonal values shading, etc. The only way to get the hair is to build up many different colour layers, almost straight from the tube, I don’t think I could do it with pans, as I need v opaque paint for the hair part. Oh and good thick WC card, as lots of water at the start, to get the basic tonal values sorted.sometime I combine Indian ink too. Bec x

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  3. Oh this makes me just smile. Our little schnauzer mix has pounces like that, I’d love to see a fox do it.

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  4. Oh they are such cute dogs, I love them. We used to have lots of foxes visiting just outside my front door, one used to play with my neighbours Jack Russell, it did however used to sit and make a horrid bark noise, if the dog was not outside, it would try to encourage him out to play, and it was so loud, ( not so good) it was great to experience though. However they then built some houses, so that ended the six years of wildlife on the front door! We do get them trotting around along the path, but without the field their homes have been pushed further away, and we don’t see the same interactions.

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  6. I am catching up on blogs and just got to this. Water colour is a great medium for you. Do you like using it?
    JP

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  7. Hi ya, I bet you have loads to catch up with, I do like watercolour now, but used to hate it, I only began using it at the beginning of 2015 when I started this blog, previously I was a coloured pencil girl .I still prefer oil, but a little more hassle, as I paint in my living room, so it is a bit messy, plus drying times are more awkward . Hope you are both well. One day I will visit that big onion!😉

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