No nature hike, a nature ride across the new forest

Instead of hiking, while searching  nature out for Charlie’s month of #nature doodlewash, I took the Woody pony on a lovely ride with my good friend Alison and her warmblood horse Valour. We rode to an area of the forest called whitemoor, nr brockenhurst. On our ride we saw a group of fallow deer in amongst the heather, now I have not perfected the sketching while on horse, so I just mentally noted to self ‘ must paint one when I get home for Charlie’s month of June, doodlewash challenge ‘. The great thing about being on a horse is you can usually get quite close to the deer before they move away. We have an abundance of deer in the forest, including these fallow are red deer ( the largest) roe, Sika and muntjacs ( not originally native to the uk).

I did this little deer quickly this evening, it is only on an off cut A5 piece of watercolour paper, pretty small for me. I thought smaller would be easier with limited time, I actually found it more of a struggle, lesson learned. I used tubed WC paint that was already in my palette mainly WNewton.

Rebecca evans create art Fallow deer A5 watercolour for Charlie's #naturedoodlewash

Fallow deer A5 watercolour for Charlie’s #naturedoodlewash


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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28 Responses to No nature hike, a nature ride across the new forest

  1. How beautiful Rebecca I love it! ❤

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  2. Art by Daniel Alfonso says:

    The deer looks like it’s confused. You give all the animals you paint such interesting personalities, almost as if you’ve made these wild animals your children somehow. I like it!

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  3. Teri C says:

    It’s just gorgeous!!!

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  4. Jodi says:

    so beautiful! hard to believe you did this quick! must be wonderful to be so brilliantly talented! 🙂

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  5. dawnmarie says:

    He is going in my pocket too! Man, my pockets are gonna be full!

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  6. I love deer and this little fellow is a sweet heart. 🙂

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  7. Sharon Mann says:

    What a wonderful illustration, Rebecca. I want to reach out touch the deers soft coat.

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  8. You have such a gift for animals, Rebecca! Wow, this is so sweet. So alive! Love it!

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  9. Love this!! So beautiful!! In love this!! 😍😍

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  10. Delicate and lovely.

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  11. mulambo28 says:

    This is such a cute little deer. Im really impressed that you painted it so quickly. My paintings always take days because I enjoy layering in oils. The total time spent on each is only a few hours though. I’ve nominated you for the Liebster Award. You can check out the details on my latest post


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