7#worldwatercolormonth- ‘home is where the heart is’

For today’s post, day 7 of world watercolour month, I decided to step away from furry creatures, this post is not cuddly, in fact you might get slimed, although that sounds horrid, they are really quite beautiful, their very own house, which they effortlessly carry around comes in some stunning colours, and styles. Home for the snail, really is where the heart is.

Despite their beauty, I find them a pest, this year I seem to be over run with them in my garden, they seem to be breeding like crazy, then munching on my plants. If they aren’t breeding they are inviting the neighbouring snails over for the party. I don’t want to slate them too much as they make a great meal for the hedgehogs ( and some humans, but I guess not the garden snail variety).


‘ home is where the heart is’ watercolour snail 12×16″ cold press 140 lb


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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45 Responses to 7#worldwatercolormonth- ‘home is where the heart is’

  1. Susan Feniak says:

    Such beauty in a snail. πŸ™‚

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  2. Jodi says:

    Awesome job on this snail Rebecca! I think your “thing” is in this color range – eh? Definitely a recognizable style! πŸ™‚ Love it.

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  3. Beautiful painting, it looks so life-like it is making my houseplants twitch. ;D

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  4. debiriley says:

    Rebecca, this is great… love how the shell is so beautiful! they are pests. Did anyone know, they actually make noises?! when they crawl up windows at night… in the silence, you can hear their strange calls. (mating sounds, I think!) It really weirded me out, it was so loud!

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  5. You did a wonderful job with this Rebecca! Especially how you got that texture in the body, how did you do that by the way? I need to know!

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  6. Teri C says:

    A wonderful painting and fun commentary. We never get snails in our garden because our soil is so sandy.

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  7. Jacob says:

    Love the title! You certainly captured their quirky charm and the shell is glorious. As a child I was always the one sticking up for the snails, but then I suppose I wasn’t the one having to care for the garden!

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  8. Awesome!! Love this! You really do everything well. Beautiful work! 😍

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  9. Cathe says:

    But he is a very attractive snail, even as a pesty slimy thing.

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  10. You make him beautiful, Rebecca, here in America you would be someone like John Muir Laws because you capture nature’s creatures so well. So impressive, every single time and I just love your lettering in the lower right. Beautiful work!! πŸ’›πŸ’›

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  11. Jill Kuhn says:

    Love your snail – the colors are gorgeous, Rebecca! πŸ™‚

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  12. Lovely snail I love it! I also like the writing and …lol reading at Debi comments they are noisy? I see lots of them here but I never heard a sound πŸ˜€ ok now I know in case of strange noises! lol

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