A no paint day….but pastel and pen will do

Today has been hectic, I had a puncture, by the time I sorted out a new tyre change. I really could not be bothered in getting out paint, water, brushes, nor waiting for the paint to dry. Instead I opted for dry mediums. First I finished my Tom Hardy stipple picture, fun but I needed colour, problem solved, pastels…dry, and colourful. I did two hares, one is very blended, the other a little rough round the edges, which I do like. In the future I may add a little to the face portrait hare, but for now I am happy with her.

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Pastel hare ‘Mollie’

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Pastel hare, ‘Missy’

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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 A no paint day….but pastel and pen will do

  1. They’re both lovely, but the top one especially calls me with its sharp color contrasts and lively stare! πŸ˜€

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  2. Sharon Mann says:

    Beautiful shading and color Rebecca. Pastels are a perfect medium for the hares.

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  3. So nice! I am getting into pastels soon … need some different colored paper.

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    • For me the coloured paper makes a huge difference, the first few goes on normal white just did not have as much impact, so pleased I bought a pad, and it was not too expensive, plus you get loads of sheets, I prefer the a3 as I am not good at fine detail yet with pastels, larger works better for me.

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  4. j2015hall says:

    These are both beauties. I have never worked in dry pastels…the dust! Please visit my blog someday and see what I am daily painting. judysarmchairjournal.worspress.com

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  5. Thank you judy, you are right, lots of dust, but I don’t have carpet in my living room, so I just fold up my collapsible table and vacuum! I will take a look at your blog, thank you for reminder, it’s always hard remembering to check in with everyone. A good Sunday evening ,sofa, and cuppa thing for me to do. Bec

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  6. Susan Feniak says:

    Love them both. So full of character.

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