Hampshire open studio, my one day as guest artist

Tuesday saw my first day ever of exhibiting my work, it was a very hot day, and we were hosting in a pub gardens, so lots of people poped in to re fuel after cycling in the heat of the new forest, unknowing of the event, and being on bicycles, they were not prepared for buying, but I sold some greeting cards, and many took contact detail cards. I also sold one print and one original, so not bad as many people that visited knowing of the event are out to just view others talent…as I will be doing this weekend ( it’s great to meet other locals with similar interests). While sat in the heat the pub kindly gave me a four pint jug of water, which I very quickly drank through, whilst painting a donkey in watercolour and pastel…I thought this was appropriate as ponies, donkey and cattle graze right upto the front gate of the pub.

Sadly on the drive home one of my canvases, an oil painting of a hare slipped onto the folded easel, and now has a tiny hole in it, gutted!

Here are some photos of my display, it became apparent to me that if I do this again, I need more kit, to display my work in a more classy fashion.imageimageimageimage


‘Dangling carrots’ watercolour and pastel donkey, 30×40 cm 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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29 Responses to Hampshire open studio, my one day as guest artist

  1. You had an amazing day, sorry about your painting, darn. Exposure is good and your set-up looked professional, love that big painting on the easel, my word! Anyway, hopefully this weekend will be top-notch and you will get more exposure…..go you!

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  2. I think it looks marvellous as is, natural, lets the work speak for itself!

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  3. Susan Feniak says:

    Congratulations and well done Rebecca!! Love the donkey too.

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  4. Jacob says:

    It looks so lovely (and pleased you had a nice day for it!) What a treat it is to see them all together like that. Here’s to greater exposure! πŸ˜‰ Adorable donkey too.

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  5. Snehal Kank says:

    Many congratulations on your art exhibition dear Rebecca πŸ’That’s awesome you sold greeting cards and painting too! Love to see all of them together! So sorry to hear about your painting!

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  6. Gill Taylor says:

    excellent – your work is amazing, such a high calibre. So thrilled that you sold some work – the start of many sales!.

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  7. Jodi says:

    Your art is BEAUTIFUL and speaks for itself. I don’t think you need anything fancier to display it. How fun to look at the photos and revisit so many of your amazing pieces. Love that new pastel donkey!!!

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    • Thank you Jodi, donkeys are super cool creatures, they have a great knack of scaring the horses….just by being there! It always makes be chuckle when out for a ride, if we stumble upon a group of donkey’s the ponies behave like they have seen a lion, eyes on stalks, backing away, and if they make a noise, well that heee haaaw sends them crazy wanting to run away as fast as can be. I love them!

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  8. Beautiful display and so glad you did it and sold some pieces, way to go!! This is only the beginning for you, you do beautiful work, unquestionably one of the most talented people I follow here, and I’m including FT professional artists in that lot! Love your donkey too. More stunning stuff from you. πŸ’›

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  9. lindywhitton says:

    Congrats on the sales! I love your donkey too and echo the sentiment that your setup is fine.

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  10. Well done making your sales and getting out there!! Love the donkey. What character!!

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  11. itsmyhusbandandme says:

    Well done. Wish I was nearer. Hope it was successful.

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