For the love of nature, natural slate tile and oil painted hare

Following on from my horse on slate, I decided to create a hare in oil, on a slate tile. The slate is proving a very enjoyable base to work on…..back down the reclamation yard I went, ( new forest demolition). I could have come away with loads, but I had to consider storing in by small back garden, luckily for me they are only down the road, so I can pop in when I need more. I have named him Honister after the last working slate mine in Cumbria.

Hare oil painting on slate 'Honister' Rebecca evans create art

Hare oil painting on slate ‘Honister’


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 For the love of nature, natural slate tile and oil painted hare

  1. Love him! He looks so real. You’ve captured the expression on his face just perfectly. I really like these slate paintings you’re doing. Go grab lots more tiles! I can’t wait to see what you create next.

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  2. Lots of life in this little face. He looks like he’s just seen a cat! I look for him to dart right off that slate in a minute! Lovely surface, Rebecca, really adds to the beauty of your also natural subject. He’s alive!

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  3. memadtwo says:

    Oh those eyes! I like to paint on slate too. It’s a cool surface and great color. I pick it up whenever I see it. Love your hare! N.

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  4. Gosh he’s handsome Rebecca, really love his eyes. Loving your slate work!

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  5. I want to hug him…so beautiful!! Those eyes are so attentive and alive! You really do amazing work, my friend!! Love it!! 😍

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    • Thank you Charlie, I think I need to get back to some watercolour or pastels soon, it’s quite hard waiting for paint to dry when you are an impatient person, still oils are often worth the wait, so pleased you like the slate, I am planning on some wood soon, which will be different to the panelled wood I am also working on at the moment.

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  6. Wow this really pops from the slates

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  7. ARTmoses says:

    Amazing work!

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  8. I love your hare paintings – I always get drawn in by there expressions.

    I have nominated you for The Infinity Dreams Award. No pressure if you don’t want to do it but if you do here is the link for more info πŸ™‚

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    • Thank you, so pleased you like him?….a repeat message here,( on your blog)…. Only because it is getting late, and I just realised just how long I had been sat at the computer, doing not a lot really, lol . I am feeling so flattered that you have nominated me for the award, unfortunately I will have to decline, mainly because I made a decision when I first began blogging to refrain from all awards, although I think they are a lovely gesture I just don’t have the time. It became easier to say no to all, rather than pick and choose a number that were more deserved. If that had have been the case I would have committed to your award, so I thank you kindly πŸ˜€

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  9. Snehal Kank says:

    So wonderful Rebecca! Love this little fellow!

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  10. Jacob says:

    I certainly could never slate your creativity, Rebecca – another resourceful wonder and a charming hare!

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  11. czarsmom says:

    I’m wanting to paint my 3 cats, but am not sure how to depict the texture of fur. Your painting here is inspiring me to go ahead and give it a go.

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    • So pleased this has inspired you. You should go for it and paint your three cats, it really is not difficult to paint fur, I would say the key is many layers, and a variety of shades, tones, built up slowly, and I use a variety of brushes, some are old brushes I have cut into, a flat brush, cutting bits off creates a more varied look to the traditional rake, or comb brush. I use the paint brush as if I was stroking the animal, so always go in the direction the hair grows, just like your hand on your pets fur would only stroke in one direction. And the most important thing is enjoy, it is my fav part, which can be so relaxing and meditative….although it means I sometimes loose concentration and go wrong, lol, because the layers are built up slowly, mistakes can be corrected πŸ˜€


  12. Susan Feniak says:

    Oh my goodness, that face! I can see that nose twitching. Such inquisitive eyes! πŸ™‚

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