Constructive weekend painting

I had a pretty good weekend, the weather was beautiful, I rode both days on the ponies, clipped the dog, and mowed the grass    ( it’s still growing well despite being in October).did the food shopping….then with all jobs done in the house I had time to paint. I finished two paintings in watercolour, and have two more in progress, back to the animals for a while, as I have a dog painting for a friend who is retiring, and a horse portrait for an elderly gentleman’s birthday, of his pony he rides, these are the works in progress, nearly finished….if anything ever is?

I will show you the two finished paintings, the others need to stay secret for now, in case they are seen….shhhhh!


‘Just waiting’ Sktchy app inspiration photo. Watercolour 9×12″ 140 lb coldpress


‘Two time’ watercolour, arches 140 lb coldpress, 9×12″


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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8 Responses to Constructive weekend painting

  1. These are wonderful….you have a way with people portraits, I love your animals but now seeing more and more of your portraits, I am realizing that. I think you bring out the personality almost like showing the viewer what the person could be thinking about, that takes talent. Love the eyes on the girl, well, woman and the hair! must be all that time working with fur and texture. Your Grey is beautiful, love the “attitude” and my goodness that mane!

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    • Thank you Margaret, I have found that I now love painting portraits, and I think this is the part that makes a difference to any painting, ‘the love shines through ‘😀 I still struggle with painting whole body of horses, but keep practicing. I think it’s the movement aspect I need to correct, and find a way to express in a better way, I also think whole horses look better without too much detail, just expressing the important lines, something I also struggle with, tending to over do the detail, one day I will find a way I am happy with, for now I am enjoying the journey.

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  2. Teri C says:

    Both are so beautiful! Really beautiful!

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  3. Jacob says:

    I agree with Margaret above, a wonderful charm and character coming through in your portraits, the subject not at all diluted by the details and realism – that’s something I find I myself contending with often. You got serious skills! Incredible horse too, as always – magic! 🙂

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