Cleaning up for inktober

I thought I should join in with inktober and post a few of my ink paintings, I have to admit I found it a little messy after the first painting, so had a little clean up…lets just say the bleach got the art bug, anyone would think my house had been deep cleaned, but the stinky stuff had gone no further than the paper for my next two paintings. this was so much fun, but it is a good idea to keep well ventilated, doors open, and a few breaks to get away fron the smell. I also used a couple of old brushes, as I can’t imagine it would do the expensive ones any good…..even if they appear clean after the meeting!


Inktober- ink painting of dressage rider 140 lb coldpress


Inktober- ink and bleach painting horse head study, Saunders rough 200lb 28x38cm



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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16 Responses to Cleaning up for inktober

  1. Susan Feniak says:

    Wow Rebecca! These are all fantastic. The fun is shining threw!

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  2. Love these, and to me I love how you have that rider sitting just right, you can feel the connection between horse and rider in your painting. Now…..correct me if I wrong, you used bleach in your painting process? this is entirely new to me!

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    • Thank you Margaret, I was not happy when I painted the top one at the beginning of October, I hid it from sight, and I now feel ok about it, time is amazing. Yes regards to the bleach, I used a thick bleach, from the supermarket ( tesco own) any should work. I painted the whole sheet with ink ( prior to this I did swatches to see which of my inks reacted to bleach) it was the calligraphy inks that worked , even some of my coloured inks worked! For these I used Parker quink ink and dashes of some of the coloured inks I tried, ( they are unbranded, I have no idea where I got them from). Then out came the bleach and paint away to see the magic happen, colour wiped away before your eyes, if a little hap hazard, but that was part of the charm 😀

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  3. MADLY in love with these!

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  4. You have amazing talent, so glad I found your blog and get to enjoy this wonderful art!

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  5. Smashing! Bleach? Really???! Wow

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  6. Jacob says:

    Triple wow! So much contrast and definition in these, Rebecca, full of mood, especially those last two – a real joy!

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  7. jofox2108 says:

    I totally love these – they have tremendous atmosphere!

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