‘Startled’ Draw-a bird-day watercolour pheasant

I have spent the whole day painting, apart from mucking out the ponies this morning. Instead of finishing the paintings I started yesterday, I did my usual, and started something new. Inspired by the draw a bird day, that I have seen others participate in. I picked a pheasant, mainly because I don’t get too many birds in my garden, not a bad thing, as having five cats, their life could be compromised! We do see lots of birds in the new forest, and the fields often have visiting pheasants, I have photographed many over the years. This is ‘startled’ I will see if I can work out how to post this to the draw a bird day link??? If anyone is interested, it began with Laura at create art everyday, it is now hosted by Kerfe and Nina at Methodtwomadness, draw a bird day


‘Startled’ pheasant watercolour, with some acrylic! Draw a bird day




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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18 Responses to ‘Startled’ Draw-a bird-day watercolour pheasant

  1. memadtwo says:

    Love the wing action. N.

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  2. Wow, what a tremendous bird painting! Love it, Rebecca! This is really gorgeous work!

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  3. Jodi says:

    Wow! Awesome pheasant! And lucky you getting to paint all day!!!! 🙂

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  4. Sharon Mann says:

    I love the fluttering wings. The texture and detail are awesome.

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  5. memadtwo says:

    You can put the link in on Feb 8; in any case I will bookmark this for inclusion in the summary. (K)

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  6. Jacob says:

    Incredible painting, Rebecca – really love how you’ve captured such movement in the wings!

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  7. …. your pallet choices set this off so nicely–such a handsome, energetic result

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  8. Wendy says:

    This was greeat to read


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