14#worldwatercolormonth- homemade claybord watercolour Sicilian greyhound and miniature poodle

Today I was still busy with the oils, so I grabbed one of my home made claybords to paint on, the watercolour does not behave brilliantly on this surface, but the look is loose, and can create some nice effects, not so sure I like it for this dog, so I will re visit this one later on some conventional watercolour surface. This is a Sicilian greyhound, I really love this breed, maybe some day I will have one?


Sicilian greyhound on handmade claybord and watercolour. A3

The next painting is for a friend, this is the gorgeous Crystal, a miniature black poodle, she is quite elderly now, but you would never know as she still bounces around like a puppy. I only had a very small picture of her, so it was hard to see details for her eye especially. Happy day 14 for all of you world watercolour people and bloggers πŸ˜€


‘Crystal’ poodle in watercolour A3 140lb cold press


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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23 Responses to 14#worldwatercolormonth- homemade claybord watercolour Sicilian greyhound and miniature poodle

  1. debiriley says:

    I Love how the wc handled on this!!! so wet and wild with character. really like this painting! and the poodle is just too cute πŸ™‚ lovely work Rebecca. cheers, Debi

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  2. memadtwo says:

    The clayboard gives a wonderful fresco effect. I could see this in an ancient Roman villa…(K)

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  3. More stunning animals and they have such personality, Rebecca! You could paint on a cardboard box with a stick and it would be beautiful. πŸ’œ

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  4. Wow! These are awesome! I love the look of the watercolor. You’re just so good with eyes too…you don’t need the reference, I’m sure you can do them by heart! 😍

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  5. These portraits are beautiful and adorable…love the poses and focus of their eyes. Gorgeous!

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  6. Ah, two more wonderful portraits-at first glance, the greyhound appeared to be a Pharoah Hound which are amazingly elegant creatures (like greyhounds!)-I am in awe of your talent in capturing an animal’s essence-Beautiful, beautiful work!

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    • Well you could be forgiven for your guess at first glance, as this breed are indeed often confused with the pharaoh hound ( which I also adore) there are many similarities with the two breeds. So pleased you like them ❀️


  7. Jacob says:

    These are fab! Love Crystal, especially given the reference was tricky. It Turned out great, what a glamorous portrait!

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