Face on book pages, using Indian ink and pastel

Hidden behind my ‘Hareball’was another unfinished painting, it had been hidden for almost a year, I had ripped up a book I got from a skip at the beginning of 2015, it was used in a number of paintings I did, including the beginnings of this one. Way back I had started by putting on Indian ink to form the face…..oh I had primed with clear gesso first. Then it went on a hide and seek, until my discovery yesterday. Because the clear gesso leaves a sandy feel when dry, I decided it was a great tooth to add some pastel. The end result was not my plan for it a year ago, time has made it better than its original design plan. I quite like her now.


Old book pages, Indian ink and pastel ‘Thinking thoughts of’


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 Face on book pages, using Indian ink and pastel

  1. Jodi says:

    AMAZING! I love it!

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  2. Wow Rebecca!!! This is truly gorgeous work. Really special. Way to go!

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  3. Excellent! Well done ~ you inspire!

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  4. Rebecca – How do you apply your Indian ink for this, btw?

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    • Thank you, after applying clear gesso I painted with a brush the black Indian ink, I think if I recall I used Windsor and Newton ….the one with the spider, which is water proof, it was then left for months by accident before I decided to add pastel on top. A different plan to my original intention, which was to use watercolour. The clear gesso is the key, as it gives a great tooth to add a variety of media.

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