‘Through the white horses’ oil painting

Another oil painting finished. When I started this one, I did not plan it out very well, I put the horse too low down on the canvas. I ended up quite liking the colours and the only thing I could think of doing was to make the horse look like it was splashing through the water, I’m not the best at water as you can see, but I like the horse.



‘Through the White horses’ oil on canvas 40cmX30cm


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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23 Responses to ‘Through the white horses’ oil painting

  1. I like the horse too and the way you used the strokes at the bottom really adds to the depth and movement of the horse’s head. Well done, even if unplanned!

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  2. karenlorenz says:

    I love it! It’s really captured the freedom of the horses movement x


  3. Lovely work! Water, mist, or mystery down at the bottom, it don’t really matter, you have created the feeling that the horse is coming forward and out of something sort of dreamy. I like the composition. Yay for you and for happy accidents.

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    • Thank you Jill, it was mist, then water, but truly it is whatever the viewer wants it to be. Thank you for following me, I had a quick look at your blog, which is so inspirational, I will take a closer look later, but just off to get the ponies stabled for the night…it’s going to rain again here in the uk.

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  4. Cathe says:

    Its a beautiful painting. You implied the water splashing and it really works nicely with the energy of the horse.

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  5. Snehal Kank says:

    Incredible work Rebecca ! Love the way you blended background and foreground, color scheme too 😍

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  6. This is incredible, Rebecca. I wouldn’t wanna change one thing about it. Love the pink glow at the top and the cool textures and fade out at the bottom. I just love this piece!!!

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    • Thank you, when I mixed this colour, I went overboard and put it on everything lol, toned it down a little on this, with the blue/ grey. Why is it so easy to fall in love with some colours? I am loving your magenta and yellow ( must remember that colour combo for the future)

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      • I love it, I think it really makes it pop. Not a color you expect to see but it is so … can’t describe. It grabs you but not too hard. It shines but looks cohesive. Just the right amount of ooh but not like ick it doesn’t fit. Sorry my tired brain is not making sense this AM lol! It’s beautiful! I think you mixed too much for a reason!

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  7. It works!! Hehe….nicely done! I wouldn’t have even noticed the placement of the horse if you hadn’t mentioned it. You made it work and it’s amazing!! 😍

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  8. Jacob says:

    Happy accident indeed! I agree with others: a very misty, ethereal look to the water, which works wonderfully. Together with the pose and the contemplative and rather sombre look in his eye, a very thought-provoking image.

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  9. debiriley says:

    love your painting! great freedom and movement! going to check out your site to see what kinds of ponies you have πŸ™‚ lovely softness to this painting I really like it.

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    • Hi Debi, thank you, I am at a yard in the new forest, so we have many different horses that livery, Andalusian, Welsh, Icelandic, warmblood, quarter horse, Irish, TB, plus other breeds. I have two new forests and a coloured cob. Of course new forest ponies are everywhere grazing on the ancient common land, although wild, they are all in fact owned by ‘commoners’ who have forest rights, this right is complicated, it is attached to properties purchased within the forest ( not every property) often rights are handed down in families. The ponies are all branded, and are round up each year, foals removed, if needed, ponies wormed, if possible, new foals branded if being kept, and ponies tail marked to their agisters area, to show they have been checked ( and paid for year on forest which is not much, but some commoners have hundreds of ponies out on the forest). I don’t blog much about the horses, I guess because it is normal everyday life for me. All my friends have horses, many breed types and many keep them at their own homes, some breed( Appaloosa, cob, Arabs, or others), some event, some are large pets! For me hacking on the open forest is just wonderful, we live in a beautiful place, that I never bore of πŸ˜€…maybe the odd local competition?

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