21#worldwatercolormonth’All in a days work’

Today I stepped away from my furry friends with four legs, onto something hairy, with many more legs and wings. He is a very hard worker, but enjoys each and everyday, a happy chappie is the honey bee, I wonder if he knows he is bringing honey for my tea? These insects are just the sweetest, and so very interesting to watch. I just hope they are happy with my garden full of flowers?

This was painted with charcoal and watercolour 30cmX40cm 200lb cold press I used Tarmac terry Harrison, WN yellow ocre and WN burnt sienna……basically the colours I always use, as I am too lazy to get much more out tonight….or most of the time!


‘All in a days work’ honey bee in charcoal and watercolour, 200lb cold press 30×40 cm


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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49 Responses to 21#worldwatercolormonth’All in a days work’

  1. Amazing what you can do with watercolor….and charcoal! πŸ™‚ very nicely done

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    • Thank you Margaret, it was going to be a charcoal only piece, then I decided to add some colour so it could be posted for day 21 worldwatercolormonth, I think most of the charcoal has dispersed about, I like how charcoal goes when spritzed with water, and softens out.

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  2. Teri C says:

    Holey moley, this is awesome!

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    • Thank you Teri, I do owe a huge thanks to Charlie, @ doodlewash, this painting everyday really has been a truly fantastic opportunity, which I don’t think I would have entertained doing alone. I can see improvements in how I visually look at a reference, then deciding on which areas are important to put to paper, and which are not? I looked back at some of my older bees, and I had focussed so much on unimportant detail. In general painting has become much less stressful omitting detail. Doing a one hit sit is also new for me, I usually go back a second day when dry adding detail, posting daily stops me doing this, and I think it is better for it?❀️

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      • Teri C says:

        Your comment reinforces the fact that daily painting is so beneficial in improving and inspiring not only ourselves but others. It’s good to look back and see what was compared to what is now.
        Thank you for sharing this.

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  3. memadtwo says:

    This is pretty amazing. Wow. (K)

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  4. Jodi says:

    Holy heck! How can you even dare call yourself “lazy” when you create something as amazing as this??!!! I thought it was a photo at first! WOW Rebecca! WOOOOOWWWW!

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  5. Sharon Mann says:

    Stunning Rebecca!

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  6. Snehal Kank says:

    Ohh my! This is so amazing 😍 I was looking at this post on phone and I was like 😍😍 it’s so realistic πŸ’•πŸ’œ I always wonder how fast do you work on any painting with such a high energy πŸŽ¨πŸ‘πŸΌ

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  7. Great work Rebecca and very detailed! Love it! πŸ˜‰

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  8. I’ve run out of words to express how much I love your work. Just plumb out! Each one is more amazing than the last. I think painting every day sits beautifully on you, Rebecca! The world needs what you have to offer. I am so serious. How to convince you you should be selling if looking at your own beautiful-ness somehow misses the mark?! Sorry about your insomnia, I understand that well and I hope your sleep improves. But your paintings are incredible! Sleep or no, you rock it every single time and now I think I must try charcoal and WC even tho I’d have never thought of combining them. You get such beautiful results! Congratulations on adding another incredible beauty to your collection, friend. πŸ’œπŸ’œπŸ’œπŸ’œπŸ’œ

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    • Thank you Laura, painting everyday has been very inspirational for me, I should have taken the advise of your blog title ages ago, he he….you already knew it πŸ˜‰ if I can keep it up I will, but it is hard as I have been putting off other stuff just to get something done in the day. I certainly have learnt to just paint in one sitting, and then leave the painting alone!

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  9. Great painting – I’m always in awe of how you make your subjects look so fluffy!

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  10. Bees are so cool – I’d love to get that close to one to paint it like this. You did a wonderful job!!

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    • Cynthia, this is an art reference bee, but I printed out the picture ages ago and can’t remember the link….a job for the weekend to try and find it, the site is great as it offers painting processes and time limits on the suggested photos to paint, a great tool. Having said that we have meant bee hives at the yard, and I have a macro lens for my cannon, so I do have many reference bees on my computer…i think a reference photo is needed to really see the detail, I think by poor naked eye would struggle if it were a live model, or it would fly away! I will find the link hopefully πŸ˜€

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  11. Gorgeous and stunning! Lovely painting.

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  12. Yippeeee!! Love this!! Made me instantly smile! But then you know I like bugs and flying things. Hehe This is amazingly done!! 😍

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  13. Jacob says:

    I had a visitor in the dining room earlier today who resembled this chap! I appreciated the company but indeed thought he’d be better off out in the garden. I love this one; a great close-up of a fascinating and charming little creature. ❀

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  14. I love it!
    I just started a blog about insects and animals. It would be great if you could see it Rebecca!


  15. Oh wait. That’s watercolor?!? Impressive


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