‘Hightail it’ oil hare painting

I may seem to have been quiet lately, but I have been busy trying to complete my six ongoing oil paintings. I have at last finished this hare, it has been hanging around for ages….three months! I just could not get into it, but while my large horse was drying I thought I would try engaging in some enthusiasm to get him finished.

'Hightail it' oil hare on canvas, photo reference with thanks from Mike Rae.Rebecca evans create art

‘Hightail it’ oil hare on canvas, photo reference with thanks from Mike Rae.


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 itโ€™s hairy, I will be sure to try.
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21 Responses to ‘Hightail it’ oil hare painting

  1. Lots of movement here – totally!

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    • Thank you Cynthia, certainly is a different pose to my usual hares. I feel privileged to have spoken to Mike Rae, and use his stunning photographs of hares.

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      • When you paint your hares, are they from photos that you take in your yard? We have a few hares here …

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      • Well, all the hare photos I had, have been painted to death, altered painted in reverse. They are not the easiest to photograph, but I have been so lucky to have spoken to a gentleman called Mike Rae, he is a professional, who specialises in hares, he has given me permission to paint from his wonderful captures of the hares. In return, for the use of his photos, when I start selling my paintings I will donate % to ovarian cancer research. It was something we both agreed, and I feel a great charity that is often overlooked. One day I may try to meet up for a photo shoot with Mike, he knows all the tricks and behaviours of the hares, it would be wonderful. Problem is having horses ( as he does too) it’s difficult to go away, they need sorting morning and night…and the cats, and dog, lol.


  2. I agree with C, it’s like he’s racing off. This is really fab, Rebecca. โค It's all over his eyes too and that back leg is a blur. I hope you're really pleased with this!

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  3. Jacob says:

    Rarely do my ‘put off’ pieces come out this well! So beautiful Rebecca, as always – it looks quite a tough stance to capture but you’ve done it beautifully, and indeed with a great sense of movement.

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  4. Snehal Kank says:

    Ahh! This is so excellent Rebecca ๐Ÿ˜๐Ÿ˜ his speed you captured it so nicely ๐Ÿ‘๐Ÿผ well done!

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  5. Wow… love the fast motion in this! And those eyes… always so masterful!! Beautifully done, Rebecca! ๐Ÿ˜

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  6. I really like how you’ve created the movement Rebecca, and the composition – great work!


  7. Snehal Kank says:

    Hey, Annie challenged me to do a Liebster Q&A and I thought Iโ€™d pass it on to you. No obligation to participate if youโ€™re not interested, just thought Iโ€™d give you a shout-out because I love your artwork so much. ๐Ÿ™‚
    If youโ€™d like to participate, you can check out my post: https://snehalkank.wordpress.com/2016/05/27/liebster-award-and-roses/

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    • Thank you Snehal, I am flattered, unfortunately I decided a while back, that I would not participate in awards, mainly due to the time involved, it does however mean so much to have been nominated, especially by yourself, as I adore your beautiful work, you are a super talented lady. P.S I loved reading your questions/ answers. Very well done, you deserve it.


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