It’s holiday time…..ginger ninja portrait

My two weeks off work has arrived, and also the sunshine. I signed up today to be a guest artist for Hampshire open studios in August this year. I will have the opportunity to show some of my work for one day, for me this is kind of nerve wracking and exciting at the same time. I will need to get painting things to hopefully sell.

For my first day off, I decided to paint something close to my heart, a ginger cat. This is Oliver, a true ginger ninja, street wise, don’t mess with me sort of cat. He is a total soppy floppy cat with his human slaves, but watch it if you are feline…..or even more if you are mouse, squirel, rabbit, fish and even eel!


Oliver. Watercolour ginger cat


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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31 Responses to It’s holiday time…..ginger ninja portrait

  1. Handsome Boy! And beautifully done!

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  2. Susan Feniak says:

    Oliver is a lucky boy to have such a portrait!

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  3. Arvind says:

    wow, beautiful work!

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  4. Jacob says:

    Hooray, it’s a holi-holiday! πŸ˜‰ Let’s hope the weather keeps up. As ever, Rebecca, you have captured all the beauty of your subject; Oliver’s eyes are bursting with character and his fur is waiting to be stroked. Swoon!

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  5. Cathe says:

    Wow what a stunning ginger kitty. This is so beautiful, those eyes, wow!

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  6. Those eyes! Photorealistic

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  7. Wow!! This is amazing, Rebecca!! Such gorgeous eyes!! I’m swooning over this kitty!! 😍😍

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  8. Teri C says:

    Awesome painting.

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  9. Malcolm Flux says:

    You are so talented, I feel it’s an honor to know you.


  10. Congratulations on being invited as guest artist–and this lovely portrait tells us all why you were asked!

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  11. Snehal Kank says:

    Congratulations Rebecca! Yes he looks like “don’t mess with me sort of cat.” πŸ˜€ very realistic, awesome painting.

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  12. This is stunning! How did you get the fine lines, did you add colored pencil over the wc? Wow, what an amazing piece! Ok, please don’t let me forget after 18 April to catch up on everything I missed over here. I would be so sad to miss even one of your gorgeous piece. Just precious!


  13. Thank you Laura, Oliver is all done in watercolour only. I used a very fine brush, over previously painted and dry watercolour, done with a fan brush, it’s great to practice hair on a scrap piece of card, and change hair direction, to see how it looks. The key is many many layers.


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