18#worldwatercolormonth-‘an old bet’

For this painting I had a really great idea, I was so excited, but I did not enjoy painting it one bit. I got an old page from a newspaper, the racing page, then I mounted it onto some watercolour paper 200lb using deco patch glue, I then coated in clear gesso, so the surface would accept watercolour. I have done this before, but it was for a very large A2 watercolour painting, the surface becomes quite rough, and the paint does not behave quite the same way as on a conventional surface. I think it was the surface combined with a smaller scale, detailed subject that made this an unenjoyable evening of painting….oh and my mood probably did not help! Well here it is anyway, this was ‘ an old bet’ that clearly did not win for me! On this occasion at least.πŸ˜‰


‘An old bet’ watercolour on vintage newspaper, racing page.


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 18#worldwatercolormonth-‘an old bet’

  1. Cool idea, process and result :-). Bummer that the process was unenjoyable. Do you think you’ll try a similar process in the future, maybe on a larger scale?

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  2. What a neat idea and to me it looks effortless…..darn about your experience though, that is never fun.

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  3. Jodi says:

    Oh dear – I’m sorry it was not enjoyable to do. It is ABSOLULTELY enjoyable to look at though! Another lovely, unique painting Rebecca!!!

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  4. Susan Feniak says:

    Still the end result is impressive even if getting there wasn’t much fun.

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  5. Teri C says:

    The process may not have been enjoyable but the end result is awesome!

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  6. Snehal Kank says:

    You won it Rebecca πŸ™‚

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  7. memadtwo says:

    I agree, it looks great. Another good idea too. (K)

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  8. Oh my gosh. If this is how you do NOT win, then we need to go to the races now, today! And I don’t even gamble lol! Honestly, this is gorgeous. You keep changing it up and inspiring us to go walking in your oh so talented shoes. How doth she do it? What hath it got in its pocketsessssssss preciousssssssssss all those pastelssss and pigmentssssss yessssssss? Holy goodness.

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  9. hawk says:

    great job with a very difficult paper to work on! very inspiring! πŸ™‚

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  10. Yeah.. actually, this turned out perfectly and is SO creative and inspired. Love it! But… I also get what you mean in that sometimes I don’t actually enjoy the process even when the result manages to work. Which is did here. Rest assured… the race was won! 😍 Awesome work!

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