Can’t find a canvas? Oil painting

I have been busy with the oil paints again, but it means a much slower process, therefore I don’t get to post often, I have eight on the go, and four are a little different.

What do you do when you have run out of canvases? And no money to buy a new one. Well the answer was hiding in my back garden, behind a shrub, I had collected them over two years ago, and had completely forgotten about them….what you may wonder?

Slate tiles

I wanted to paint on something different, and had actually acquired some wood panels, they needed treating before I could use them, so I was looking for something else during the time the wood needed to dry. There they were, waiting patiently all this time, and I have to say they did not let me down, here is my first attempt.


‘The horse and the mouse’ Slate tile, oil painting 25cmx50cm


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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32 Responses to Can’t find a canvas? Oil painting

  1. …wow. That is soooo beautiful!

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  2. You’re a girl after my own heart! This has worked out fantastically – beautiful painting! Seeing this just reminded me of some slates my parents used to have hung on chain (like a picture) of something painted – but I can’t remember what. Probably a horse, my mum’s horse mad.

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  3. This is so wonderful moody, emotional and beautiful… love the feeling you’ve captured here. Such an interesting crop you’ve chosen… it’s just so cool! Love it!😍

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    • Thank you Charlie, it took a while deciding on the horse, and I rotated the photo many times before deciding that it could work, it is an odd shape to paint with for me. My hare in progress was much easier, just a couple of things to do before finished.

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  4. czarsmom says:

    That adds a very nice textural quality to the art. Very nice idea.

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  5. Jacob says:

    I agree with others – the texture give me the impression of a storm, a very pronounced mood and indeed influenced more by your painting. Cleverly done!

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    • Thank you Jacob, I wanted the horse to be natural, and in a state of movement, the unusual slate needed an unusual pose, rather than a normal portrait shot. Hopefully I will get some more photos of my friends Andalusian on the weekend, white seems to work better on the slate.


  6. Oh Rebecca… are just amazingly talented. Wow! ok, WOW again! What a stunner! This is the perfect pairing of medium, subject and surface. Well done!!! ❤

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  7. I like how you tagged this as erotic
    …it certainly is with the glossy deep coloring and movement. Slate tiles and oil are perfect for this creation. Well done Rebecca and resourceful. 😊

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    • Lol, ooops that should be equine, I have now changed it, thanks for noticing Laura.

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      • LOL! Cynthia here!

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      • Oops sorry Cynthia, I was not concentrating…. Clearly I am neurotic, forget the erotic!! Lol I usually check mail throughout the day but we had taken our hospice patients out to a local garden to see the azaleas, and rhododendron, it was beautiful, I got home to over 100 mail messages, and kinda replied to all while watching to, eating tea, and thinking of what to put on a friends 50 th birthday card…..makes me wonder what other silly mistakes I have made yesterday evening….I hope I put the right name on her card?? I decided to chill with a watercolour dog, soon to have the addition of pastel if I get time today. I am actually feeling very frustrated at the lack of hours in the day, I am not sure how I can fit everything I want to do into the weekend. Sunday is out as I am doing a horse photo shoot, I have one day to ride, food shop, mow grass, vacuum house, second layer oil paint, x3, pastel on dog, paint a wood panel for prep of painting. I need to find a man to help, but I don’t even have time for that dating thing….I think I might have to train the dog instead, she would probably eat the food shopping, make more mess while vacuuming, and dig up the garden instead of mowing. Lol, have a great weekend, eagle eyed erotic spotter Cynthia 😉

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      • Rebecca, you are one busy lady there! What you plan to do on Sunday sounds like what most people do in a week! I do know what you mean about not having enough time. I have to do some writing work this weekend now and I’d love to do some gardening and paint as well as have quality time with loved ones. So let’s get on with it! Have a good horse photo shot and may you tick off all the things on your to-do list with ease.

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  8. What a clever idea. True creativity at play here. I’m just beginning my art journey, and it’s amazing to realize how many different possibilities there are for expressing our thoughts and feelings. Anything can be made beautiful in the hands of an artist. I love not only the idea of painting on slate — which must have been so different from canvas — but the whole idea of the horse and the mouse. It’s truly beautiful, and the slate adds much to the mood.

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  9. karenlorenz says:

    I love it! It works really well x

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  10. Ranae - Silver Thread Studio says:

    Just amazing. I absolutely love!

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  11. Great idea Rebecca! I discovered wood as my canvas medium.

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